Sem (in the photo), age 63, is a widowed mother with six children. Unfortunately, one of her children passed away, one is married and lives separately, one is a garment worker, one attends school and the other two are assisting their mother in the business.
Sem sells grocery and meat at home. She does not have a proper shop to store meat and grocery items for sale. Hence, she decided to apply for a loan to build a shop.
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.