Chheng Leang (pictured here) is a tailor. She lives in the suburb of Phnom Penh City. Her husband is a moto kangbei taxi driver and a carver. In the past, the three-wheeled motorcycle taxis were commonly known as "tuk tuks", but they are now officially called "moto kangbei" by government authorities.
Chheg Leang has been married since 2006 and has one young son who is in school. She had already asked for Kiva loan, and she now applies for another loan in order to buy her neighboring land to expand her property.
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.