Sok Kim (pictured with her husband and their children) is 42 years old. Her husband, Peou, is 46 years old. They live in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City, and they have seven children: one is married, three are garment workers, two are in school, and the other one is still young.
Sok Kim and her husband are rice farmers. When they are not at their farm, Sok Kim sells steamed corn, and her husband does construction work and fishing.
Sok Kim has applied for a loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for her son-in-law to get to work.
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.