Mrs. Sreyny L. (in the photo) is 38, and her husband, Mr. Phaly Sin, is 39. They live on an island in the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1991 and have four children--two sons and two daughters. Three are in school and another one stays at home.
Sreyny is a fish seller; she buys fish from the market at the other side of Mekong River and resells in her village. Her husband is a wooden house builder. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to purchase additional construction materials for her husband’s construction business.
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.