Mrs. Sreyrath E. (shown in the photo) is 31 years old and her husband, Mr. Vanna Say, is 30 years old. They live in a village off of National Road Number Two, about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2000 and have two young children: one son and one daughter.
Sreyrath and her husband are garment factory workers. She is applying for her first loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for commuting.
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.