Sreymeov, age 26, is a garment worker. Her husband, Vor, age 28, is a construction worker. They have been married for three years and have one daughter who was just born. They live in a suburb of Phnom Penh.
In addition, Sreymeov is also a rice farmer, hiring her villagers to plant. She is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,400 to purchase a motorbike for commuting and she will use a part of the loan to pay for rice planting fees.
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.