Chea (pictured here) is 52 years old and her husband, Yorng, is 61 years old. They live in a suburb of Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1978 and have five children - three sons and two daughters. Two of the children are married and live separately, one is a garment worker, another one operates a business installing cell phone applications and Mp3 and Mp4 players, and the other stays at home.
Chea sells groceries at home, while her husband is an electrician. She is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,500 to expand her grocery inventory by buying more grocery items. This will help Chea to better respond to her customers' 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.