Mrs. Kong N. (pictured above) and her husband, Mr. Nhaun Kheav, live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1983 and have five children: four sons and one daughter. One of their sons is a garment factory worker; the others are in school.
Mrs. Kong N. has been selling vegetables and meat for more than six years. She buys these products in Phnom Penh and resells them in the village. Kong has requested Kiva loans several times in the past. She is now requesting another loan of $1,200 to purchase 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.