Korn (in the photo) is 29 years old and her husband, Ros, is 32 years old. They have been married since 2003 and they have a young daughter. The family lives in a suburb of Phnom Penh, about 15 kilometres away.
Korn and her husband are garment workers. She is applying for a loan in the amount of $1,500 to buy a motorcycle to get 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.