Chanthou is a weaver and her husband is a horse cart driver. They have two daughters; one attends school and one is still young. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Chanthou is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for commuting.
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.