Mr. Sokha S. is 30 years old and his wife, Mrs. Sokoeurn Oeorn is 29 years old. They live on an island on the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been there since 2005 and just have one young son.
Sokha and his wife sell mangoes and jicama. They buy them under contract from their fellow villagers and transport them to sell in Phnom Penh market. Sokha is asking for his first loan of $1,000 to purchase additional mangoes for resale.
Photo: Mr. Sokha S. and his wife
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.