Tit is a construction worker, and his wife, Saman, sells meatballs and slush, a shaved ice dessert. They have been married since 2000 and have two young children - a son and a daughter. They live in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. Tit and his wife also grow vegetables. Tit is requesting his second loan in the amount of $1,200 to purchase a motorbike for commuting.
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.