Ms. Sophorn C. (pictured here), 30, is single and lives with her three brothers and widowed mother in a suburb of Phnom Penh, approximately 25 kilometers away.
Sophorn is a garment factory worker. She is asking for her first loan of $700 to purchase a motorbike for her brother 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.