Ravy (in the photo) is 27 years old, while her husband is 36 years old. They have been married since 1992 and have two children--one S. and one daughter. They live in a village fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Ravy is a garment worker, while her husband is a farmer. She is applying for her first loan in the amount of US$ 500 to purchase a motorbike for commuting to work.
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.