Mrs. Khoem K. (shown in the photo), 28, and her husband, Mr. Vansao Soun, 31, have been married for three years and just have a young daughter. They are living in a small village along National Road number five approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Mrs. Khoem K. has been a garment factory worker for five years. Her husband works for a brick kiln in his village. The couple does not have transportation, which costs them a lot of money when they need to travel. It’s difficult for them to manage their income to support their family.
Hence, Khoem is asking for a loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for commuting. She will be able to better manage her income to support her family.
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.