Mrs. Sreyton L., 26, and her husband, Mr. Saman Lonh, 25, live in a small village along the Mekong River, about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 2004 and have one young daughter.
Sreyton has been selling sugarcane and corn for two years. She buys her supplies in her village and resells them at nearby villages. Mr. Saman Lonh has been farming for five years. He grows rice. Besides farming he is a horse cart driver as well. Sreyton is requesting a loan of 1,000 USD to purchase contracts of sugarcane and corn for resale.
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.