Chea has been driving a motor taxi for more than five years. He drives in Phnom Penh. His wife has been a garment-factory worker for two years. Besides these occupations, the couple also operates a business by renting out a space of their house.
Chea does not have a proper restroom to use in his family, so he is asking for his first loan in the amount of $300 in order to build a restroom.
About MAXIMAMAXIMA 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.
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