Chin (in the photo), age 26, is a garment worker. Her husband, Deth, age 27, is a construction worker. They have been married since 2010 and just have one young daughter. The family lives in a village about forty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Chin is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for her husband to drive to work. Because Chin’s husband works quite far from the home, he needs to stay at his work place after work. 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 Microfinance Plc 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.