Mrs. Sok-heng D., 28, (shown in the photo), and her husband, Mr. Sarorn Oeur, 29, have been married since 2000. They have three children: two daughters and one son. Two of them attend school and other one is still young. The family lives in a suburb of Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
Sok-heng has been selling fish since she was married. Her husband is a construction worker. In the past he was a truck driver. Sok-heng buys fish from the villagers and transports them with her motorbike to sell at Phnom Penh market. Because her motorbike is so old, she is requesting her first loan of $300 to purchase a new motorbike to replace the old one.
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.