Sreytouch, age 44, is single. She lives with her sister, nephew and niece in a village about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, across the Mekong River.
She sells motorbike spare parts in her village. Her sister is a cleaner and she commutes to work by taking a motorbike everyday. However, the motorcycle is old and breaking down, so Sreytouch decided to ask for a loan in order to buy a new motorbike for her sister.
Photo: Sreytouch is a woman, but she looks like a man.
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.