Chheng Leang (in the photo), age 29, is a tailor. Her husband, Sophoun, age 34, is a motor taxi driver. He hopes to change his business from a motor taxi driver to a Tuk Tuk* driver, because it can carry more goods and people than a motor taxi. Hence, Chheng Leang decided to ask for a loan of $1,000 to buy a Tuk Tuk for her husband.
Chheng Leang and her husband live in the suburb of Phnom Penh City and they just have one young son.
*three-wheeled motorcycle taxi
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.