Heng and her husband are farmers. They grow lotus on their farmland in their village. The couple is old, but still strong enough to work. They have four children; three are married and live separately and one assists his parents in the farming business.
Heng is applying for a loan of $1,200 to help buy a motorbike for her married daughter who is a garment worker. She will use the money from the loan to buy a motorbike to commute 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.