Moeun (in the photo), age 42, is a motor taxi driver. His wife, Vanny, is a tailor. They live in a village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City and they have four children--two sons and two daughters. All of their children are attending school.
Moeun is applying for his first loan in the amount of $1,300 to buy a motorbike for his children to use to get to school.
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.