Mrs. Sreymom S. (pictured above), 38, is a widow with five children-one son and four daughters. All of them are in school. They live in a small village outside of Phnom Penh City.
Sreymom has been a teacher since 1990. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for her children to drive to school and she also will use a part of her loan to build a fence around her house.
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.