Mrs. Chanthou S. (pictured above) is 30 years old and her husband, Mr. Thout Srun, is 36 years old. They have been married since 2002 and have two sons. One is in school and another one is still young. The family lives along National Road Number Six outside Phnom Penh.
Chanthou is a garment factory worker, while her husband is a driver. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to provide capital to her sister to purchase rice for resale.
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.