Sokkhim is 30 years old and her husband, Sambath, is 32 years old. They live in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. The couple has been married since 2002 and has two children, one son and one daughter. All of them are in school.
Sokkhim sells steamed corn, while her husband is a construction worker. In addition, they are also rice farmers. Sokkhim is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to assist in her rice farming by purchasing a tractor.
Photo: Sokkhim is pictured. She looks like a man because she just shaved her hair.
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.