Sophat and her husband are rice farmers and fisher-people. They have been married since 1995 and have three daughters. Two are garment workers and the other attends school. The family lives in a village about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sophat had applied for a Kiva loan previously. She is asking for her second loan to purchase a motorcycle for commuting.
In the photo are Sophat and her husband.
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.