Vanroeun (pictured here) sells gasoline at home. Her husband, Channa, is a driver who drives for a company. They have been married since 2001 and have two young sons. They live in a village approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Vanroeun is asking for her second loan of $1,200 to buy a motorbike for her husband because the old one breaks down, and he often spends lots of money to make the repairs.
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.