Usoss and his wife, Rim, live in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 2007. Usoss is a tuk tuk taxi driver. His wife sells clothes. She wants to expand her business by purchasing additional clothes for resale. Usoss has decided to apply for another loan in the amount of 1,000 USD to enable his wife to purchase clothes for resale.
Photo: Usoss and his wife.
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.