Heng is a farmer who lives along National Road Six about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She is a widow with seven children - four sons and three daughters. Heng is asking for a loan of $1,000 to help support her son by buying additional cows for sale. She will also use a part of the loan to buy seed, fertilizer and pesticides to maintain her farm.
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.