Mrs. Vanna So (pictured here) and her husband, Mr. Thy Chann, have been were married in 1990 and have three children; one son and two daughters. The son and one of her daughters are garment factory workers and another daughter attends school. The family lives in a suburb of Phnom Penh, about 25 kilometers from the capital.
Vanna has been selling roasted corn for more than five months. Her husband has been a mason since 1999. She has asked for a Kiva loan one time before to purchase a motorbike for her daughter to get work. Now her son is a garment factory worker, so she is applying for her second loan of 1,000 USD to buy a motorbike for her son 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.