Chanthon (in the photo), age 33, is a primary school teacher. Her husband, Toeurn, age 38, is a tour guide. She has been married since 2007 and just has one son who is in grade 2. IN addition, she has one sister living with her. The family lives in a suburb of Phnom Penh.
Chanthon is applying for her first loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike to drive to teach.
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.