Mrs. Koemsour S. and her husband, Mr. Champey Ngann, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They have been married since 1989 and have two daughters.
Koemsour runs a grocery store in her village. She asked for a Kiva loan once to purchase more grocery items to resell. She hopes to continue expanding her business, so she is asking for another loan of $1,000 to purchase more grocery items to respond to 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.