Sophal (in the photo), age 31, lives in a village about 13 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has been married since 2004.
Sophal is a garment worker, while her husband has full-time employment. She is asking for a loan to purchase a motorcycle for her husband to drive to work because he does not have his own motorbike. He takes a motorbike with his uncle very 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.