Ms. Chanthoeurn N. (pictured above), 24, is single. She lives with her sister, brother and parents on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Chanthoeurn is a weaver. She is applying for her first loan of 1,000 USD to purchase a motorbike for commuting.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.