Sok Heng (in the photo) is a chef and he also does construction work when he is free. His wife is a silk weaver. He lives on an island of the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. He has three daughters who are in school.
Sok Heng is asking for a loan to assist in his wife’s weaving business by buying purchase silk materials.
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.