Buntoeun (pictured here) is fifty years old and her husband, Chhin, is also fifty. They have been married since 1984 and have five children who are attending school. The family lives in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Buntoeun is a manicurist. She paints and cleans finger and toe nails. Her husband is a construction worker. She is asking for her first loan of $1,500 to buy a motorbike 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.