Mrs. Sreytoch S. (in the picture) is 46 years old and her husband, Mr. Vichet Touch, is 42 years old. They have been married since 1991 and have two sons who are mechanics. They live in a small village outside of Phnom Penh City.
Sreytoch has been a garment factory worker for ten years, while her husband has been a mechanic for two years. She does not have her own transportation so she spends a lot of money for traveling costs. It’s difficult for her to manage their income to support her family.
That’s why she is requesting her first loan in the amount of US$ 1,000 to purchase a motorbike for commuting. She will be able to cut down on some expenses by not spending so much on traveling costs any more.
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.