Mr. Samoeun P., age 37 (was in the picture) and his wife, Mrs. Sitha Rith, age 31, live in a small village outside of Phnom Penh. They have been married for ten years and have three children: one son and two daughters. All of them are still young.
Samoeun has been a taxi driver for fifteen years. He drives garment factory workers from his village to the factory and back. Mrs. Sitha Rith sells vegetable in Phnom Penh market.
Samoeun is asking for his first loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for his wife to carry vegetable to sell. He also will use a part of the loan to change new wheel of his taxi.
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.