Kunthea (in the photo) is a weaver, and lives on an island of the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Her husband is a musician. He wants to supplement with a new business, driving a moto kangbei. In the past, these were commonly known as "tuk tuks" (a three-wheeled motorcycle taxi), but they are now officially called "moto kangbei" by government authorities.
With the new business, Kunthea’s husband will earn extra income to better support his standard of living. Hence, Kunthea decided to apply for a loan to buy a kangbei for her husband.
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.