Sokleap (pictured here), 27, is a tailor. Her husband is a farmer. She lives with her brother and widowed mother on an island in the Mekong River approximately 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Sokleap is asking for a loan of $1,000 to buy a motorbike for her brother to drive to work.
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.