Sokkea (in the photo) is 46 years old and her husband, Sruoy is 44 years old, live in a suburb of Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1989 and have four children-three sons and one daughter. One is a garment worker, another one attends primary school, another one attends high school and another one is in university.
Sokkea is a garment worker, while her husband is a farmer. She is applying for her first loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for her son who is in university to drive to school.
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.