Phalla is 46 years old and lives in a village about 25 kilometers from the Phnom Penh City. She has three children, two sons and one daughter. All of her children are garment workers.
Phalla and her husband are rice farmers. She is asking for a loan to buy a motorcycle for her sons to drive to work.
Photo: Phalla is at home, not at the farm.
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.