Bora and his wife, Soda, are teachers in the same village high school. They have been married since 1992 and have three daughters. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Bora is requesting a loan of 1,000 USD to purchase a motorcycle for commuting and teaching. In this photo, Bora is standing next to the motorbike that he wants to buy from his neighbor. He does not yet have the money and is therefore asking for a loan to purchase the motorcycle.
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.