Ny (in the photo) is 46 years old and her husband, Sokun, is 47 years old. They live in a suburb of Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1992 and have three children--two sons and one daughter. One is an English teacher and the others are in school.
Ny is a garment worker, while her husband is a soldier. Ny is applying for her first loan in the amount of $1,500 to buy a new motorbike for her daughter to drive to teach because the old one breaks often.
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.