Dara is 24 years old and single. He lives with his parents, sisters and brothers in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Dara is a motor remoque taxi driver. A motor remoque is a motorbike with a trailer connected at the back. He is asking for his first loan of $1,000 to buy a motorbike for his family to use for commuting.
Photo: Dara with a motorbike he uses to operate a motor remoque taxi driver business.
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.