Siphorn (in photo) is 41 years old and lives in a village about eighteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has two daughters who attend school.
Siphorn buys and sells vegetables. She buys vegetables from the Phnom Penh market and transports them by her own motor remolque to sell in her local market. (A motor remolque is a trailer attached to a motorbike at the back.)
When she has free time, she also sells meatballs from home. Her husband assists his wife in business and he is also a motorcycle taxi driver when he has free time.
Siphorn is asking for a loan to buy a new motorcycle for her husband because the one he has is breaking down.
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.