Mr. Dara T., age 41, has been with his second wife, Mrs. Sreytoch Hok, age 41, since 1990. He has four children. One of them is married and lives outside the family home, one is a garment factory worker, another one assists her mother in the business and one attends school. They live in a small village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Dara has been a motor taxi driver for ten years, while his wife has been selling vegetables in the Phnom Penh market for ten years. He is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorcycle for his daughter, who is a garment factory worker, to get to work.
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.