Mrs. NA. A., 57, and her husband, Mr. Thorn Sok, 60, who live on an Island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1970 and have three children, one son and two daughters. Two of their children have full time employment and their youngest daughter studies in the local school.
Mrs. NA. has sold groceries for four years and has been selling cotton scarves since 2000. She buys them from a market in Phnom Penh for resale A. her home. Her husband grows papayas, tomatoes, corn, and other food crops on their farmland.
Mrs. NA. is requesting a loan to purchase a sewing machine and a computer for her daughters, and to buy grocery items for her stock.
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.