Maradi, age 26, has been married since 2010. His wife, Vandara, age 30, is pregnant.
Maradi also has his sister and mother living with him. They live in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Maradi is a driver, while his wife is a garment worker. He drives for a company from Monday to mid-Saturday. He wants to start a new business of driving a tuk tuk (a three-wheeled auto rickshaw) when he is free.
Hence, Maradi is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase a tuk tuk. This will help him earn extra income to better support his family.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.