Mrs. Kanha M. is 21 years old and her husband, Mr. Siden Phout, is 27 years old, They were just married at the beginning of 2010, and she is pregnant. The family lives along the Tonle Basac River, a tributary of the nearby Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Kanha and her husband sell Phaklov (a meal that is cooked with pork) in their village. She is asking for a loan of $600 to provide capital to purchase fruits (longan) 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.