Mrs. Sambat N. (pictured above), 37, and her husband, Mr. Soy Sok, are fishermen. They fish from the nearby lake and sell their catch in Prek Phnao market.
The couple has been married since 1987 and have four children--two sons and two daughters. One of them has full-time employment and the other three attend school. The family lives in a small village along National Road Number Five, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Because their children commute to school far away, they have to take motor remorque or motor taxi very often. A remorque is a motorcycle with a trailer on the back. Taking a remorque to school is expensive for the family.
Hence Sambat is asking for her first loan of US$ 1,000 to purchase a motorcycle for her children 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.