Mrs. Sophat C. is 26 years old and her husband, Mr. Neanghuy Sreng (they are pictured together), is 35 years old. They have been married since 2007 and just have one young son. They live along National Road Number One about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sophat and her husband have been farming since they married. They grow vegetables on their farmland in the village.
Sophat does not have her own motorcycle for commuting; she spends a lot of money for traveling costs very often. Therefore, she is applying for her first loan of $500 to purchase a motorcycle for commuting.
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.