Mr. Vanna B., is 29 years old and his wife, Mrs. Sophoin Thuch (both are in the photo), is 30 years old, have been married for ten years and have two children: one son and one daughter. All of them are still young. The family is lives along National Road Number One, about thirty-five kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Vanna has full-time employment in a company in Phnom Penh. His wife stays at home and takes care of their children. His old motorbike breaks down a lot and does not work well, which causes him to pay a lot of money to often repair it.
Facing this, Vanna is asking for his first loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase a new motorbike to replace the old one. He will then not spend a lot of money in repair costs anymore.
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.