Sras (in the photo), age 32, is a construction worker. His wife, Sokny, age 33, is a garment worker. They have been married since 2002 and have one daughter, who attends primary school, and one young son. They live in a suburb of Phnom Penh.
Sras is applying for his first loan in the amount of $1,500 to buy a motorbike for commuting to work.
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.