Sokly (in the photo) is hired to fix fishing nets and gets paid with a fee. Her husband is a security guard. She lives in a village, about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City, and has two sons, who are employed.
Sokly wishes to buy a motorbike for her sons to drive to work. So, she decided to apply for a loan in order to make the purchase.
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.