Kimeng (in photo) is 43 years old and her husband, Hongleng is 42 years old. They live in a village about 25 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1992 and have five children who are in school.
Kimeng is a morning glory farmer, while her husband is a construction worker. Kimeng is applying for her first loan of $1,000 to buy a motorbike for her husband to get to work because he commutes to work by taking a bicycle.
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.