Kea is 39 years old, while her husband, Sorn is 42 years old. They live in suburb of Phnom Penh, about 25 kilometers outside the city center. They have been married since 1991. They have 5 children - 3 sons and 2 daughters. One is a teacher and others attend school.
Kea and her husband are farmers. Kea’s husband also does construction work to earn extra income. In the photo, Kea is at home, not at the farm.
Kea is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,000 in order to purchase a motorcycle. The motorcycle will be used by her daughter who is a teacher, so that she can travel to school.
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.