Mr. Sophy U. (in the photo with his wife), is 47 years and his wife, Mrs. Thet Yun, is 42 years old. They have been married since 1995 and have three children-two sons and one daughter. All the children are in school. They live in a small village across the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. Mrs Thet Yun sells dessert in the village.
Sophy has been driving a motor taxi for a year. He wants to change his business from motor taxi to Tuk Tuk or auto rickshaw because it could carry more goods and people than a motor taxi. Hence he is asking for a loan of $800 to buy a Tuk Tuk.
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.