Mr. Chrin N. and his wife, Mrs. Oun Prach, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1993 and have two children – one son and one daughter, all of whom are in school.
Chrin drives a Tuk Tuk taxi in Phnom Penh. His wife is a weaver. In December 2008, he asked for a Kiva loan to buy a second hand Tuk Tuk. Unfortunately, because it was old, it has now broken down again. Therefore, he is asking for another loan of $600 to buy a new Tuk Tuk (not second hand).
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.