Sorn (in the photo) and her husband, Chem, live in a village along National Road number five, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have three children, one son and two daughters, who are garment workers.
Sorn is a tailor and she puts together fabric swatches, while her husband is a driver. She is asking for a loan of 600 USD to buy a motorbike for her son to drive to work.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.