Makol (in the photo) is twenty-four years old and his wife Channa is also twenty-four. They live in a suburb about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married for one year and have no children yet.
Makol and his wife are garment workers. He is applying for his first loan of an amount of $1,500 to purchase a motorcycle to get to work.
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.