Mrs. Romchek K. (pictured) and her husband, Mr. Hon Hok, live in a village across the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have seven children, including three sons and four daughters. Two of them are married and the other three attend school.
Romchek sells vegetable and corn. She buys them under contract from the fellow villagers and when harvest season come, she transports them to sell in Phnom Penh market. Her husband is a homebuilder. She is asking for a loan of $500 to expand her business by purchasing more vegetables 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.