Chanthou, pictured in the photo, is 28 years old and her husband, Sitha, who is also 28 years old, have been married since 2005. They have three young children, one son and two daughters. The family is living in a village about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Chanthou is a farmer and her husband is a cleaner. She 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.