Phearun is 36 years old and his wife, Chanleap, is 32 years old. They have been married since 1998 and have two daughters. One is in school and the other one is still young.
The family lives in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Phearun is a motor remoque taxi driver. (This is a motorbike pulling a trailer.) His wife is a garment worker.
Phearun is asking for his first loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase his neighboring land to expand his property.
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.