Khun (in the photo) is 37 years old and her husband, Sam Oeurn, is 43 years old. They live in a village about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1990, and have five children, two sons and three daughters. One of their children is a garment worker, two attend school, and the other two are still young.
Khun and her husband produce jars for sale. She is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,500 to purchase a motorbike and trailer to transport their jars for sale in her village and nearby villages.
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.