Mrs. Lim P., age 37, is widow who lives in a small village off of National Road Two, about twenty kilometers south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She has two sons and one daughter. All of them attend the local school.
Mrs. Lim P. has been selling fish for eighteen years. She buys the fish from a nearby district market and resells them at market in Phnom Penh. Now she is requesting a loan of $500 to purchase more fish to expand her business.
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.