Sabana is 22 years old and her husband, Sophea, is 27 years old. They live in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2008 and have one young daughter.
Sabana is a garment worker. Sabana’s husband’s business is in renting out his van to drive garment workers to work and back home. Unhappily, his van broke and he decided to sell it.
She is applying for her first loan in the amount of $1,500 to buy a new van for her husband. He will use money from selling his old van to add to money from the loan to buy a new one.
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.