Mrs. Soeun S. is 28 years old and her husband, Mr. Rithy Chey, is 34 years old. They live in a suburb of Phnom Penh. They have been married since 2006 and have two young sons.
Soeun is a garment factory worker, while her husband is construction worker. She is asking for her first loan of $800 to purchase additional construction materials for her husband's work.
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.