Mr. Soy S. (in the photo) is 54 years old and his wife, Mrs. Seng Uon, is 56 years old. They live about twenty kilometers south of Phnom Penh. They have two sons and one daughter. One is a garment factory worker, one attends school, and the third is a construction worker.
Mr. Soy S. and his wife are rice farmers. In addition, Soy is a traditional musician and Seng cuts grass to sell as cattle feed.
Soy is asking for a loan of $350 to add to his own money to purchase a motorbike for his daughter to use to get to work.
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.