Sinoeun (in the photo) is thirty-five years old and her husband, Sorith, is thirty-three. They live in a village about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1995 and have three daughters. Two attend school and another one is still young.
Sinoeun provides manicures and pedicures for people in her village. Her husband is a Tuk Tuk taxi driver. Sinoeun is asking for her first Kiva loan of an amount of $1,000 to buy a new Tuk Tuk for her husband because his old one is broken, is not fuel-efficient, and cannot be repaired easily.
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.