Sivan is a scarf weaver (not pictured with her loom), while her husband is a motor taxi driver. They live about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City and have two sons - one is married and lives outside the family home and another one has full-time employment.
Sivan is applying for a loan in the amount of $1,200 to buy a motorbike for her son who has full-time employment to get 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.