Saveun, age 41, is a widow. She has one son who is a construction worker and two daughters - one married and living in a separate home and the other is a garment worker. She lives in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Saveun is a farmer. She is applying for a loan in the amount of $1,200 to purchase a motorbike for her son to get work.
Saveun 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.