Vanney is 47 years old, married, and has six children. Two of her children are midwives, two are soldiers, and two attend school. She lives in a village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
Vanney is a farmer, while her husband works for the Ministry of National Defense. She is requesting a loan for $1,000, which she will use to purchase a motorcycle for her daughter to drive to the hospital where she is a midwife.
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.