Mom (in the photo) and her husband, Sarom, are vegetable and flower farmers. Sarom also drives a motor taxi when he is free.
The couple lives in a village about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1987 and have five sons--two are construction workers, one is a monk and the other two attend school.
Mom is asking for a loan of $500 to purchase a motorbike because the old one was stolen.
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.