Soeun (in the photo) is a 50-year-old garment worker and her husband is a farmer. She lives in a village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has five children, including three sons and two daughters. Two of her children are garment workers and the other two are lathe operators and another one is still young.
Soeun is asking for a loan to purchase a motorcycle for her son to drive to work. Because he does not have his own transportation, he commutes with his neighbors often.
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.