Prok (in the photo), 37, is a cleaner for a company. He has a young son and lives in a village across the Mekong River about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. His wife is also a cleaner with him.
Prok is asking for his first loan of $1,200 to purchase a motorcycle to get to work.
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.