Chanthou (pictured here) is 27 years old and her husband Bunthoeun is 31 years old. They live in a suburb of Phnom Penh about 25 kilometers away and they have two young daughters.
Chanthou sells grocery items and food at her home, while her husband is a garment worker. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to expand her grocery inventory by buying more grocery items.
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.