Mrs. Sokan C. (picture above) has five children - two sons and three daughters. Two are garment factory workers, two attend school, and another one is still young. The family lives in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sokan stays at home. Her husband is a soldier. The main source of income is from her husband and children’s salaries. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for her children 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.