Sokkhoeun and her husband, Ley, are vegetable farmers. They have five children- four sons and one daughter. Two are married, one is a modern musician, one attends school and another one stays at home. The family is living in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sokkhoeun is applying for a loan in the amount of 1,000 USD to buy a motorcycle for her son for commuting. He is a modern musician and plays music for a restaurant in Phnom Penh every evening.
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.