Mrs. Nou H., 37, is a widow with two sons, and lives in a small village off of National Road Two about twenty kilometers south of Phnom Penh. One of her sons is a garment factory worker and other one is a construction worker.
Mrs. Nou has been a garment factory worker for ten years. She works in a garment factory in Phnom Penh City. Nou and her son travel to work by motor taxi and the costs are a bit high, so she needs to buy a motorbike to cut down on costs. Therefore, she is requesting a loan to purchase a motorbike 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.