Chhantha (pictured here) is 51 years old and lives in a village about twenty kilometers south of Phnom Penh City. She is a widow with two sons and two daughters. One is a waiter, another one is a security guard, and two have full-time employment.
Chhantha is requesting her first loan in the amount of $1,500 to purchase a motorcycle for her son, who is a waiter, to use 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.