Mrs. Savoeun H., 47, is single and lives with her nieces and newphews. Two of them attend school and the other one is a garment factory worker. The family lives in a small village off of National Road No. Two, about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Mrs. H. has been a village leader for 6 years. Currently, she and her family members live in an old, small house. She wants to build new house for them but lacks the money. She is requesting a loan of $1000 to combine with her own money to purchase construction materials for a new house.
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.