Sor Phorn (in the photo) lives on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. She is a widow with one son and two daughters.
Sor Phorn has been weaving for almost 27 years because it’s a main traditional profession. She is asking for a loan to replace her old motorbike. The old motorbike is breaking down and uses more gasoline than a new one. She will also use a part of the loan to buy weaving materials.
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.