Chanthy is 32 years old and her husband, Samon, is 31 years old. They live in a village along National Road Number One, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2000 and have a young son.
Chanthy runs a grocery store at home, while her husband is a farmer and does construction work when he is free from the farm.
Chanthy is requesting a loan of $1,200 to buy a motorcycle for her husband to drive to work.
Photo: Chanthy and 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.