Yan is 47 years old and is married to Samoeun, also 47. They live in a village along National Road Number One, about 17 kilometers from city. They have been married since 1980 and have four children, two sons and two daughters. Two are garment workers and other two are construction workers.
Yan is a construction worker. His wife stays at home and does housework. He hopes to start a new supplementary business driving a motor taxi so that he will be able to earn extra income. Hence he is asking for a loan of $700 to launch the business.
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.