Narin (pictured here), age 26, is a garment worker. She lives about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. Her husband, Sokha, age 27, has full time employment. They have just been married since 2012 and have no children yet.
Narin is applying for her first loan of 1,500 USD to purchase a motorbike for her husband to get to work. Narin’s husband works at Phnom Penh and he rents a place of house to stay. With a motorbike, which he will buy with money from the loan, he will be able to come back home every evening to help support his wife at home.
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.