Mrs. Soklay H., 47, and her husband, Mr. Sokun Chea, 53, live in a small village off of National Road Number Two about twenty kilometers south of Phnom Penh and have eight children: one son and seven daughters. Three of their children have married and live outside the family home and two children are in school.
Soklay stays at home to take care of her children and her husband is a wooden house builder. Soklay’s husband goes to work in his village by bicycle so she is asking for a loan of US$300 to purchase a motorbike for her husband to drive to work.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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.