Mrs. Phan U. (pictured with her daughter) is a widow with one son and two daughters. Two are married and one lives outside the family home. Another one lives in the family home and he is a horse cart driver. Another one is a farmer. The family lives in a village across the Mekong River aboU. 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Mrs. Phan U. sells fish. She buys fish from the fisherman in her village and sells them in a local market. She is asking for her first loan of $600 to purchase a horse for her son’s business driving a horse cart, because his horse was stolen.
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.