Mr. Sopheak L. (pictured here) is 23 years old, and his wife, Mrs. Sokchea Sorm is 25 years old. They have been married since 2009 and have no children yet. They live with his parents and brothers and sisters along National Road Number One about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Sopheak is a motorcycle taxi driver. His wife is a garment factory worker. He hopes to change his business from motorcycle taxi to Tuk Tuk (a three-wheeled motorcycle taxi), because it could carry more goods and people than a motorcycle taxi.
He asked for a loan of $1,000 to purchase a Tuk Tuk.
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.