Noeun (pictured above) is 49 years old and her husband, Sophal, is 48 years old. They live in a village about 20 kilometers away from Phnom Penh City. They have three children - one son and two daughters. Two of the children are garment workers and another one attends school.
Noeun is a farmer and raises cows at home, while her husband is a construction worker. She is asking for a loan of $1,500 to buy a motorbike to get to work because she commutes to work by taxi, on which she spends lots of money.
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.