Sophorn is 41 years old. She makes and sells typical Cambodian cakes at home. Her husband is a security guard. She lives across the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City and she has two children. One is a garment worker and the other attends school.
Sophorn has a motorbike to use in the family, but the motorbike is old and she wants to replace it with a new one. Hence, she decided to apply for a loan.
Photo: The photo of Sophorn was taken in front of her neighbor’s house, in which there is a loom.
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.