Mrs. Rindy M., 40, is a widow with six children; two sons and four daughters. Two of her daughters have full time employment and the other four children study in the local school. The family lives along National Road Number Six about twenty Kilometers from Phnom Penh Rindy has been farming since she was young. She grows many types of vegetables in her farmland not so far from home. The main income for her family is from her farm's business and her two daughters' jobs. She is requesting a loan of $700 to build a new staircase, pillars, and repair other parts of her house.
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.