Sopheap (in the photo), age 26, is a garment worker. Her husband is a construction worker. She lives in a village near the Mekong River about 30 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has two young children: one son and one daughter.
Sopheap hopes to expand her land property, so she decided to apply for a loan to buy neighboring land.
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.