Mr. Ol L. is 33 years old. His wife, Mrs. Chansoul Kong, is 27 years old. They have been married since 1999 and have three children – two sons and one daughter, all of whom are in school. They live along National Road Number Five, about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Ol is a remoque taxi driver (a remoque is a motorcycle with a trailer in the back). His wife is a garment factory worker. He is asking for a loan of $1,200 to repair his motorcycle and trailer and to repair the house where he lives.
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.