Lim (in the photo), age 41, is a widow and mother of three children: one is a tailor, and the other two are garment workers. She lives in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Lim stays at home and does housework. Her main source of income is from her children’s salaries. She is applying for her first loan in the amount of $1,500 to buy a motorcycle for her son's commute.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.