Em (pictured here) and his wife, Puthavy, live in a suburb of Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They have a young daughter.
Em works for a company that supplies construction materials, while his wife is a garment factory worker. The couple have previously asked for a Kiva loan to buy a motorcycle. Now, Em is requesting $1,000 to purchase another motorbike for his sister 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.