Sokha and her husband, live in a village across the Mekong River about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1988 and have two daughter. One is a married and the other one works for a Hotel in Phnom Penh.
Sokha used to be a weaver, but she quit her weaving business. Her husband, Chhon is a fisherman. In addition, Sokha and her husband grow rice and mushrooms.
She is applying for a loan in the amount of $1,500 to purchase one more ox, because she has one already. She will use the oxen to plow her farmland.
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.