Mrs. Rin O., 44, and her husband, Mr. Sokhorn Sor, 42, were married in 1991 and have two daughters. Besides her daughter she also has two nieces living with her. The family lives in a small village along National Road Number five about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Rin and her husband have been selling Khmer noodles since 2001. They buy it from the villagers who produce Khmer noodles for resale in Prek Phnao market. The couple doesn’t have their own transportation, so Rin is requesting her first loan for $800 to purchase a motorbike for commuting.
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.