Mrs. Han S. (pictured in her grocery store), age 39, and her husband Mr. Dara Run, age 44, live on an island on the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1988 and have four children, three sons and one daughter. One of them works full-time and the other three attend school.
Han has been selling grocery for three years. She buys grocery items from the market in Phnom Penh to resell in her store in front of her house. Han hopes to continue expanding her business, so she is asking for a loan of $1,200 to purchase additional grocery items to respond her customer’s needs.
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.