Han (in the photo) is 51 years old and her husband, Channy, is 52 years old. They live in a village across the Mekong River, approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1980 and have six children--two sons and four daughters. Three are married and live in separate homes; two are garment factory workers and another one stays at home.
Han and her husband are farmers. She is asking for a loan of $1,200 to purchase a motorbike for her children 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.