Sokhom (in the photo) has been driving a tuk tuk taxi for two months. Previously, he was a garment worker. His wife, Samat, is a tailor. Sokhom is asking for his first Kiva loan to pay for purchasing the tuk tuk because he bought it, but he does not give money yet.
Sokhom and his wife have been married since 2006 and they have two young children. They live in a village about 20 kilometers south of Phnom Penh City.
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.