Mr. Soda M. (in the photo), 29, and his wife, Mrs. Uheng Kourch, have been married since 2002 and have two daughters. One is in school and the other is still young. The family lives along National Road Number Six about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
Soda is a driver, and is hired to drive. His wife is a garment factory worker. He is requesting his first loan of US$ 1,000 to purchase a motorbike for commuting.
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.