Mom (in the photo) and her husband, Maly, live in a village along National Road Number 5, about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have four children: one son and three daughters.
Mom sells grocery items at her home. Her husband is a construction worker. She is applying for her second loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike 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.