Mr. Soeun S. (pictured above) and his wife, Mrs. Sreyhoeun Tep, live in a suburb of Phnom Penh about 17 kilometers outside of the city. They have three sons and one daughter. Two attend school and the other two are still young.
Mr. Soeun S. is a barber. His wife is a garment factory worker. In March 2010, he applied for his first loan to purchase a second-hand motorbike, but it's not strong and breaks down sometimes. That’s why he wants to sell the old motorbike and add to money from the loan to purchase a new motorcycle. He will also use a part of the loan to build a restroom for family use.
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.