Man (pictured with her daughter) sells vegetables and fish. She has nine children, five sons and four daughters. Three are married and live in separate homes, five are garment workers and another is a security guard. They live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Man is asking for a 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.