Komsuor (in the photo) is a widow with one son and two daughters. She lives in a village near the Mekong River, about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Komsuor sells silk and cotton fabric and scarves. She buys them from the weavers in her village and transports them to sell in other places away from her house such as Kampong Speu, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, etc.
Komsuor hopes to expand her business by buying additional silk and cotton fabric and scarves to sell, so she is asking for a loan to provide her capital.
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.