Chhunly sells vegetables and fish in her local village. Her husband is a driver for a company in Phnom Penh City. Chhunly previously asked for a loan to purchase a motorcycle for her husband to ride to work and she bought a motorbike as planned. But, that motorbike was a second-hand, not a new one. It broke and used a lot of gasoline. That’s why Chhunly decided to sell it. She is now applying for another loan of $500 to add to the money she got from selling the second-hand motorbike in order to purchase a new one.
Chhunly and husband have been married since 2009 and have no children yet. They live in a village across the Mekong River, approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
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.