Thavuth (pictured above), age 49, is single. She lives with her sister in a suburb of Phnom Penh City.
Thavuth is a chef. She is asking for her first Kiva loan in the amount of 1,000 USD to buy a motorbike for commuting. She had a motorbike, but that one was old and broke. Hence, she decided to sell it. Thavuth will use money from the loan to add to money from selling her old motorbike 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.