Chanthou (pictured here), 21, is single. She lives with her parents and brothers and sisters in a suburb of Phnom Penh.
Chanthou is a garment worker. She is asking for a loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike to drive to work because she does not have her own transportation.
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.