Sreytin (in the photo), age 24, is a garment worker. She has just been married for two months and has no children. Her husband, Sophenet, age 26, works for water utility authority. Sreytin lives with her parents a suburb of Phnom Penh.
Sreytin is requesting her first loan in the amount of $1,500 to purchase a motorbike to get to work. She will also use a part of money from the loan to help capital her mother to buy additional grocery items for sale.
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.