Mrs. Sophy C. (pictured) and her husband, Mr. Nun Buo, have been married since 1982 and have five children. They live along National Road Number Six, about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh. Sophy and her husband sell mango. They buy it under contract from fellow villagers before harvest season and, when the mangoes are fully grown, they take them to sell at the local market.
Sophy has received a previous loan through Kiva, and she is now requesting her second loan in the amount of $700, which will be used to purchase additional mango for to offer 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.