Mr. Chanveasna C., age 28, has been working in a province office for almost ten years. He is now attending a university of law as well. He requests a loan of $600 to pay for his school fees and to provide capital for his mother to purchase more vegetables for resale. He is unmarried and lives with his brother, sister, and mother in a village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc is a Cambodian microfinance institution founded in 2000 to help low-income rural and urban people and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) access financial services. Sustainable access to credit helps to create jobs and enables business owners improve their living conditions, educate their children, provide health care to their families, and more. It also enables the rural poor to remain at home with their families, rather than moving to city centers in search of employment.