Mr. Sary V. is a driver; he drives for a company in Phnom Penh City. His wife is a garment factory worker. They have been married since 2008, and have no children. The family lives in a village along National Road Number one, approximately fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Sary is asking for his first loan of $500 to purchase a motorbike for commuting to work.
In the photo is Sary’s mother, because he and his wife were at work when the photo was taken.
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.