Phalla (pictured here) is 35 years old and her husband Khan is 42 years old. They live in a village about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1994 and have five children: two sons and three daughters. Three children are in school and the other two are still too young for school.
Phalla is a garment worker, while her husband is a construction worker. She is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,000 to buy a motorcycle for her children to drive to school.
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.