Mrs. Sokhom N. (pictured above) and her husband, Mr. Sarun Sanh, live in a Phnom Penh suburb, have been married since 1985, and have four children: two sons and two daughters. Three of them are garment factory workers and the other one attends school. Her husband has been a wooden house builder for more than 15 years.
Sokhom has been selling meals in front of a garment factory for more than 5 years. She also was hired by her villagers to finish ready-made clothes when she is free. She cuts sewing thread.
Sokhom asked for a Kiva loan one time already. But she does not have transportation and she very often spends a lot of money for traveling costs. It’s difficult for her to manage their income to support their family. So she is requesting her second loan in the amount of US $700 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.