Kong (pictured with her daughter) is a garment factory worker. Her husband, Heng, is a construction worker and farmer. He also raises chickens at home. They live in a village about 25 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have four children: one son and three daughters. Two are in school, one is a garment worker and another one stays with his aunt.
Kong is asking for a loan to purchase a motorbike for her daughter to drive to work.
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.