Sokhorn is thirty years old and her husband, Ratha is twenty-nine years old (they are pictured with their son). They have been married since 2005 and have two young sons. The family lives in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sokhorn sells grocery items at home, while her husband is a motor remoque taxi driver. A motor remoque is a motorbike connected with a trailer at the back.
Sokhorn is asking for a loan of $1,500 to expand her grocery inventory by buying more grocery items for resale.
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.