Sreylun, age 21, is a homemaker who stays at home and cares for her two young children, a son and a daughter. Her husband, Narith, age 26, is a driver for a company. Narith does not have his own transportation, so his relatives currently take him to work via motorcycle. The family lives in a suburb of Phnom Pen.
Sreylun is applying for a loan in the amount of $1,500 in order to buy a motorcycle for her husband to use to drive 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.