Soklim is a garment worker. Her husband, Sophorn, is a construction worker. They have been married since 2001 and have one young daughter. She and her family live in a suburb of Phnom Penh, which is approximately 25 kilometers outside of the city.
Soklim is requesting a loan of $1,000 to expand her property by buying the neighboring land.
She will also use part of the loan to finish the construction of her kitchen. She is in the process of building her kitchen where she cooks.
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.