Chanthy (in the photo) is 31 years old and her husband, Ny, is 30 years old. They live in a village about 17 km from Phnom Penh City and they have three children: two sons and one daughter. Two of the children are in school and another one is still young.
Chanthy sells fruit and her husband is a construction worker. Chanthy carries fruit on her motorbike, but the motorbike is old and uses more gasoline than the new ones. Hence, she decided to apply for a loan of $1,000 to purchase a new motorcycle.
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.