Saruon (in the photo) sells vegetables in her local market, while her husband is a village leader. She has six sons and five daughters. Seven of her children are married, one is a garment worker, two are goldsmiths, and another one still attends school.
Saruon’s family is living in a village approximately seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She wants to buy a motorbike, because she does not have a motorbike for her family to use.
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.