Sokly (in the photo) is 44 years old and her husband Chuon is 54 years old. The live in a village about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have four sons and three daughters; three children are married and live outside the family home, three are construction workers and another one attends school.
Sokly sells grocery items, while her husband is a construction worker. Sokly is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase a motorcycle for her son, who is in construction, to get 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.