Sivorn, age 31, is a widow with two children -- one son and one daughter. One is in school and another one is still young. She also has one niece and one nephew who are living with her. They live in a suburb about 25 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Sivorn is a garment worker. Additionally, she is also a rice farmer.
Sivorn is asking for her first loan in the amount of $500 in order to purchase a motorcycle for her niece, who is a garment worker, so she can 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.