Mr. Bunthoeun N. (shown in the photo), is 46 years old and his wife, Mrs. Phalla Sou, is 38 years old. They have been married since 1991 and have three children: one son and two daughters. All three children are in school. The family lives in a small village along National Road number five, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Bunthoeun has been driving a Tuk Tuk taxi for two years. His wife is a garment factory worker. He is asking for his first loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorcycle for commuting.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.