Sideth (in the photo), 29, is single, lives with his widow mother in a village about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
Sideth sells flower and small trees at home. He wants to expand his business. Hence he is asking for a loan of $700 to buy more flowers and small trees for sale.
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.