Mak (pictured here) is a motor taxi driver. His wife, Pao, is a tailor. The couple also raises fish at home. They live in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City and have three children, one son and two daughters. One is a garment-factory worker, another one attends school, and the other assists his parents in fish farming.
Mak is asking for a loan of $500 to purchase a new motorbike because the old one breaks down often.
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.