Miss. Savoeun S., 39, is single (shown in the picture), and lives with her elderly parents and sisters a suburb of Phnom Penh. She has been a garment factory worker for ten years.
Savoeun does not have her own transportation, which costs her a lot of money in traveling expenses. So, she is requesting her first loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorcycle so that she can drive to work. She also will use a part of her loan to concrete her house foundation.
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.