Borey, 42, is a silk weaver. Her husband, Saroeun, 51, is a motor taxi driver. They have been married since 1989 and have four children - one son and three daughters. One of their children has full-time employment in Phnom Penh City and the others attend school. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Borey is asking for a loan of $700 to purchase a motorbike for her daughter to get 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.