Chanthoeun (pictured here), age 30, is a garment worker. Her husband, Sokrit, age 34, is a construction worker. They have been married since 2001 and have two sons: one attends school and another one is still young. The family lives in a village about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Chanthoeun commutes to work by taking a motorbike with her brother-in-law. She wants to buy her own motorbike to get work, so she decided to apply for a loan.
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.