Mrs. Sreyleak K. (pictured above) is 27 years old, and her husband, Mr. Piset Lay, is 29 years old. They have two young daughters and live in a suburb about 15 kilometers away from Phnom Penh.
Sreyleak is a garment factory worker, while her husband is a security guard. She is asking for her first loan of $1,200 to purchase a motorbike for her husband to drive 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.