Chek, age 32, is a farmer. When he can spare the time from his farming efforts, he also engages in construction work. He is requesting a loan of $1,000 in order to purchase a motorcycle for commuting to and from his workplace.
Chek is unmarried and lives with his parents, brothers, and sisters in a village along National Road Number Six, about 10 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
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.