Mrs. Sreymom C. is 47 years old and her husband, Mr. Sophal Pheng, is 51 years old. They have been married since 1979 and have seven children: two sons and five daughters. Two of them are married and live outside the family home, three are in school, one is a garment factory worker, and one is a motorbike repairman. The family lives about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. Mr. Sophal Pheng is a mechanic.
The main source of income is from her daughter and husband’s salaries. Sreymom stays at home and does housework. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorcycle for her children to ride to school.
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.