Mrs. Chiva N. and her husband, Mr. Set Sary, live along National Road Number One, about 35 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2006 and have a young daughter.
Chiva is now a garment factory worker. Her husband drives a Tuk Tuk (a motocycle taxi). They also grow jujube on the farmland in the village.
But Set’s Tuk Tuk is old and breaks often; he spends a lot of money to repair it. Hence Chiva is asking for a loan of $1,000 to purchase a new one for her husband.
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.