Nouch (in the photo), age 26, is a taxi driver. His wife, Neang, age 25, is a garment worker. They have been married since 2009 and have just one young son. They live about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Nouch is asking for a loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for his wife to get to work.
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.