Mrs. Sokea M. and her husband, Mr. Sorphea Srun, live along National Road Number 6, about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have three children – two sons and one daughter. All of their children attend school.
Sokea is a vegetable farmer and raises pigs at home. Her husband assists her in the business. Sokea had asked for a Kiva loan once before. She hopes to continue her business raising pigs, hence she is asking for another loan of $700 to purchase more piglets to raise and feed for the pigs.
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.