Sarin, pictured here, sells grocery items from her home. She lives in a village along National Road Number Two approximately thirteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has been married since 1984 and has three children: two sons and a daughter. One of her children is a garment worker, one is an electrician, and another one works for a hotel.
Sarin is asking for a 1,000 USD loan to purchase a motorcycle for her son, who is an electrician, to use to get work.
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.