Mrs. Sochenda S. (in the photo) and her husband sell mangoes. They purchase mango contracts from fellow villagers before the harvest season and when the mangoes grow they transport them to sell in Phnom Penh market.
The couple hopes to expand their business, so Sochenda is requesting a loan of $500 to purchase additional mangoes.
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.