Socheat (in the photo), age 21, is single. She is a pedagogics student. She lives with her parents, one sister, and one brother in a suburb of Phnom Penh.
Socheat is requesting her first loan in the amount of $600 to purchase a laptop computer. The laptop, which she will buy with money from the loan, will assist in Socheat’s studying.
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.