Linna, age 26, is a garment factory worker. Her husband, Bunnat, age 28, is a motorbike repairman. He operates a business at home. The couple has just been married since 2010 and has one young daughter. They live in a village off of National Road number Two, about twenty kilometers south of Phnom Penh.
Linna is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to help with her husband’s motorbike repairing business. She will be purchasing additional motorbike spare parts.
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.