Sokhen (in the photo) and her husband, Ven, live in a village across the Mekong River about 17 km from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1985 and have 4 children; 2 sons and 2 daughters. One child is married and lives in separate home, one is a chef, another one has full-time employment and another one is in school.
Sokhen sells silk fabrics. She buys them from the weavers in her village and sells them in other provinces far way from her house. Her husband is a farmer. She hopes to continue her business, so she is requesting another loan in the amount of 1,000 USD to purchase finished silk fabrics for sale.
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.