Mrs. Savang C.. a 37-year-old widow with three sons, all attending school, lives with them on National Road Number One about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. Savang, a fruit-seller, buys her produce from a Phnom Penh market and resells it in front of a garment factory. She is requesting her first loan of $700 to purchase a motorbike to carry her fruits.
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.