Siphon and her husband, Chantha Heng, both age 43, live in a village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have two sons and one daughter. Two are garment workers and the youngest is in school.
Siphan is a homemaker. The main source of income comes from the salaries earned by her husband and children. Her husband is a soldier.
She is asking for a loan of $1,000 in order to purchase a motorbike to serve as transportation for her son to get work.
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.