Kong (pictured with her granddaughter) is a farmer. She grows tomatoes, eggplant and corn. Her husband, Kol, is a builder of wooden houses. They have one son who is married and lives in the family home. The family is living on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Kong is requesting a loan of $1,000 to buy a motorcycle for commuting.
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.