Soknhean, age 28, is single. He lives with his parents and brother in a village about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Soknhean is a Khmer literature teacher. He is asking for his first loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for his brother to use to get to work. Soknhean’s brother works in Phnom Penh, however because his home is quite far from the city, he needs to stay with his aunt after work. With a motorbike which he will buy with money from the loan, he will be able to come back home every evening to help his mother at home.
Photo: Soknhean is standing in front of the motorcycle which he wanted to buy for his brother because he bought it, but he did not pay the money yet. So, he asks for the loan to pay for purchasing.
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.