Sokheang (shown in the photo with her son) and her husband, Sichann, are rice farmers. Additionally, Sokheang is also a tailor and her husband does construction work. They have been married since 2004 and have two young children – one son and one daughter. They live in a village along National Road Number Five, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sokheang is asking for a loan of $700 to buy fabrics for her tailoring business and rice seed.
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.