Mrs. Chandoeun C. (pictured) is 31 years old. Her husband, Mr. Ly Phoeun, is 43 years old. They have been married for ten years and have two children – one son and one daughter, both of whom are in school. The family lives in a suburb approximately 25 kilometeres from Phnom Penh.
Chandoeun is a garment factory worker. Her husband is a construction worker. She is requesting her first loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for her husband to get to work.
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.