Tri (who is in the photo) is 24. He works for a printing shop. His wife, Monyneath, age 20, is a hairdresser. She does not have her own hair salon; she is hired and gets paid with fees. They just have one young daughter and live in a village about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Tri is asking for a loan of $1,000 to buy a motorbike for commuting. Tri and his wife work at Phnom Penh, and they rent a portion of a house. With a motorbike, which he will buy with the money from the loan, he will be able to visit his homeland on the weekends and holidays.
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.