Phea (in the photo), age 41, is garment worker. Her husband, Vantha, age 40, is a rice farmer. They have been married since 1992 and they have three children. Of their two sons and one daughter, one is a teacher and the other two are attending school. They family is living in a village about ten kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Phea is requesting her first loan of $1,000 to buy a motorcycle 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.