Hean (pictured here) is a weaver. She lives in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. She has two sons; one attends school and another one is still young. Her husband is a garment worker. In addition, Hean and her husband also grow pumpkins and rice when farming season comes.
Anyway, Hean does not have a motorbike for family transportation. She needs to spend a lot of money for traveling costs. It’s difficult for her to manage on her income. Hence, she decided to apply for a loan to buy a motorbike.
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.