Mrs. Sok H. (pictured above) is 30 years old, and her husband, Mr. Thy Neang, who is 27 years old, live about seven kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2001 and have one daughter who is in school.
Sok is a garment factory worker. Her husband is a drinking water deliveryman. He buys drinking water and then delivers it to customers who have businesses that require drinking water. He bought a van for transporting the water, but he does not have enough money to buy more drinking water to sell.
Sok requests a loan to pay for purchasing more drinking water to resell.
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.