Mrs. Malin K. (in the photo) used to be a cleaner at a restaurant in Phnom Penh. Now she is a chef at the same site. Her husband, Mr. Sopheap Sek, is a security guard. The couple lives on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Malin is investing with her brother in a construction business. She is asking for another loan of $1,000 to purchase additional construction materials for her brother to work with.
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.