Mrs. Sreykea C. (shown in the photo) and her husband, Mr. Bunheng Phai, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married for over thirteen years and have six children, five sons and one daughter. Four of them attend school and the other two are still too young.
Sreykea runs a grocery store at her home. Her husband has been a fisherman for more than ten years. She is asking for a loan of $900 to purchase a motorcycle for her brother to drive to work. Also, she will use part of the loan to buy grocery items for resale in her grocery store.
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.