Mrs. Saroeun E., 46, and her husband, Mr. Sophal Ung, 45, who live along National Road Number One about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1986 and have six children, three sons who are in school and three daughters who are garment factory workers. As well, Saroeun’s mother resides with them.
Saroeun has been selling fruit for two years, buying them in her village for resale at a market in Phnom Penh. Her husband has been a house builder for 17 years. Saroeun is now requesting a loan of $1000 to purchase mangoes for resale.
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.