Sarun (in the photo) is now a garment worker. Prior, she was in pig farming business but she quit the business. Her husband has full-time employment. She lives in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City and has two kids, who are in school.
Sarun is asking for a loan in order to purchase motorbike to get work. She can buy it from her neighbor but she did not pay for it yet. So, she asked for the loan to pay for the purchase.
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.