Soaphalyneth (pictured) is 23 years old. She and her husband, Heng (24 years old), live in a village about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They were married in 2011 and have one little son.
Soaphalyneth stays at home and takes care of her son. Her husband has full-time employment and his salary is their main source of income. She is asking for a loan of $1,000 to buy a new motorbike for her husband to get to 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.