Sim (shown in the photo) and her husband are rice farmers. They also raise cows at home. Sim has previously requested a Kiva loan to purchase a motorbike for her son to get to work. She is now requesting another loan to buy a motorcycle for her daughters, who are garment workers, to drive to work.
Sim and her husband live in a village approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have four sons and three daughters – two are married, three are garment workers, one is a security guard and other attends 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.