Sitho (in the photo) is forty-two years old and so is her husband, Sareth. They live in a village outside Phnom Penh City. They have three children who are in school.
Sitho stays at home and does housework. The main source of income is from her husband’s salary. He is a philosophy teacher. Sitho is asking for a loan to the amount of $600 to purchase a motorcycle for her children to drive 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.