Mrs. Sombat Roeung (pictured with her husband) is 45 years old. She and her husband, Mr. Kosal Sean, live in a village off National Road Number 2, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. They have two children – one son and one daughter, both are in school.
Sombat sells fruit and her husband drives a motor taxi. She is asking for a loan of US$1,100 to purchase her neighboring land to expand her property.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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.