Mrs. Son L. (in the photo), 56, is a widow with three children--one son and two daughters. Two are married and another one assists her mother in her business. The family lives in a village off of National Road Number Two about 20 kilometers south of Phnom Penh.
Son sells Cambodian cake in her village. She buys ingredients from the market and makes cake on her own. She is asking for a loan of $700 to purchase a motorbike for her son-in-law 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.