Chim (pictured here) sells dessert in her village, while her husband, Pheng, is a construction contractor. They have three children: two are in school and another one is still young. The family lives in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Chim is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,000 to help with her husband’s business by purchasing construction materials.
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.