Mr. Voeun B., 31, and his wife, Mrs. Srey-aun Soeung, 26, live along National Road Number One about eighteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 2000 and have two children: one son and one daughter.
Mr. Voeun has been a mason since 2003. He does his work in Phnom Penh and a nearby province. His wife has been a garment factory worker for two years. Currently, Voeun needs a motorcycle for driving to work and running a motor taxi when he is free from his construction work. Thus, he is requesting a loan of $500 to purchase a motorcycle to drive to work and serve as a motor taxi.
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.