Sinat (pictured with her loom) and her husband, Narath, live on an island located 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 2002 and have two children- one son and one daughter.
Sinat is a weaver, while her husband is a motor taxi driver. His motor taxi is old and often broken, so he spends a lot of money to repair it. Hence, Sinat decides to apply for a loan of 1,000 USD to help her husband by purchasing the new motorbike to replace the old one.
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.