Channa (shown in the photo) is a weaver, while her husband, Phalla, is a blacksmith. They have been married since 2002 and have two sons. They live on an island in the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Channa is requesting a loan of $500 to purchase a motorbike for commuting.
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.