Mr. Bunnet M. (not in the photo; his wife is pictured instead) and his wife, Mrs. Sreytoch Thoeun, have been married since 1998 and have four children. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. Bunnet has full-time employment in Phnom Penh. His wife weaves silk at home and takes care of their children. Bunnet is requesting a loan of $550 to purchase a motorbike for commuting.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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.