Vannara is 30 years old and her husband, Socheat, is 34 years old. They live in a village approximately fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have two daughters who are in school.
Vannara sells grocery items at home. Her husband is assisting his wife in the business. She is asking for a loan of $1,000 to buy a motorcycle for her daughters to drive to school.
Photo: The motorbike behind Vannara does not belong to her. It belongs to her customer. They come to buy grocery items.
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.