Srey Touch (pictured here) is a garment worker while her husband, Chet, is a mechanic. They have been married since 1991 and have two sons who are both mechanics. The family lives in a village just outside of Phnom Penh City.
One of Srey Touch’s sons would like to stop working as mechanic in order to become a driver. He has a great opportunity to work as a driver for a company or factory after he completes his driving classes and receives his driving license.
Therefore, Srey Touch would like to request her second loan in the amount of $500 to help her son to pay for his driving school fees.
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.