Sokhon and her husband are rice farmers. In addition, her husband also sells ice-cream when he is free from farming. They have been married since 1995 and have three sons. One is a garment worker and the others are attending school.
Sokhon is requesting her first loan in the amount of $1,000 buy a motorcycle for her son, the garment worker, to get work.
In the photo, Sokhon is at home, not at the farm.
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.