Sophat (shown in the photo) is a garment worker, while her husband, Sophun, is a construction worker. The couple also grows rice when rice farming season comes. They live in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City and they have one young daughter.
Sophat is asking for a loan in the amount of 1,000 USD to buy one more motorized hand tiller and a water pumping machine to spray her farm.
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.