Mon (in the photo) is single. She sells fish and vegetables. In addition to that, she also makes and sells typical Cambodian cake.
She lives with her brother in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. Mon has applied for a Kiva loan to transport fish and vegetables to the market. She now requests another to buy a motorcycle for her niece for commuting to work.
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.