Mr. Sokleang K. (pictured with his wife), is 40 years old, and his wife, Mrs. Ros Chea, is 40 years old. They have been married since 1994 and have four sons. All of them are in school. The family lives in a village along National Road Number One about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sokleang and his wife are farmers. They grow vegetables on their farmland in the village. Sokleang is applying for a loan in the amount of US$ 500 to buy bamboo nets to build a shelter to shield his vegetables from the sun.
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.