Mr. Chenratana C., age 20, and his wife, Mrs. Srey-at An, age 30, have been married since 2003 and have two children: one son and one daughter. They live in a small village outside of Phnom Penh City.
Chenratana has been a clerk for six years and his wife has been a garment factory worker since 1994. He is asking for his first loan of $600 to purchase a motorcycle for commuting.
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.