Mrs. Dina K., 27, and her husband, Mr. Bunthoeun Sann, 35, live along national road number one about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2001 and have two children: one son and one daughter. The eldest son is in primary school and the youngest one is still young.
Dina has been selling roasted fish for 10 years. Her husband has been a construction constructor for almost 12 years. He has his own motorbike and hopes to supplement his existing business by driving Tuk Tuk taxi. Through this new business he will be able to generate extra income to support his family. Dina is applying for her first loan of $500 to purchase a trailer to attach with the motorbike for her husband to drive Tuk Tuk taxi.
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.