Sok Khea (in the photo) is 32 years old and her husband, Thy, is 50 years old. They live in a village about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1995 and they have four children who are in school.
Sok Khea sells grocery items in front of a garment factory, while her husband has full-time employment. She is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,300 to buy additional grocery items for resale.
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.