Chanthoeurn (pictured here) is 26 years old and her husband, Piset is also 26 years old. They have been married since 2009 and just had a baby. They live in a suburb of Phnom Penh.
Chanthoeurn and her husband are garment workers. She is asking for her first loan of 1,000 USD to buy a motorbike 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.