Deng (in the photo) is 27 years old. He and his wife are garment workers. They have been married since 2007 and have two young daughters. The family lives in a village about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Deng wants a motorbike to drive to work; hence he decided to apply for a loan to buy one. With a motorbike that he will buy with money from the loan, Deng will have his own transportation and be able to save some expense for traveling costs.
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.