Chan is 31 years old and her husband, Sopho, is 32 years old (pictured together). They have been married since 1999 and have four children, two sons and two daughters who are in school. The family is living in a village along National Road five, about twenty-five kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Chan sells grocery items, while her husband is a Tuk Tuk taxi driver. She is asking for her first loan of $1,200 to purchase a new motorbike for her husband because it is old and it breaks down. She will also use part of the loan to buy more grocery items for her inventory.
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.