Koemlorn (pictured here), age 49, lives in suburb of Phnom Penh about 25 kilometers away. She is a widow with two daughters. One of her daughters is married and lives separately and another one is a garment worker.
Koemlorn is hired by her villagers to grow mushrooms and gets paid with fees. She is asking for a Kiva loan in order to purchase a motorcycle for her daughter who is a garment worker to drive to work.
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.