Pictured together are Mr. Leak P., age 43, and his wife, Mrs. Mach Oeun, age 41, who live along National Road Number Six about eighteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1979 and have six daughters, three of whom are married and live outside the family home and other two attend school.
Leak has been driving a motor taxi for ten years while his wife stays at home and does housework. He hopes to change his business from motor taxi to Tuk Tuk (a motorcycle pulling a passenger trailer), because a Tuk Tuk is able carry more goods and people than a motor taxi.
Therefore, Leak is asking for his first loan of US$1,100 in order to buy a Tuk Tuk for his purpose.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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.