Mr. Vichai K. and his wife, Mrs. Sokly Chin, live in a small village off National Road Two, about twenty kilometers south of Phnom Penh. They were married in 2004 and have one son.
Mr. Vichai has been a taxi driver for many years, while his wife is a garment factory worker. He also works cutting grass to sell for cow feed. He travels to a nearby village by motorbike to cut the grass, and sells it along National Road Two. Now it is the rainy season, so he gathers much more grass. He needs to buy a trailer to carry the extra grass. Therefore, he is requesting a loan of US$300 to purchase a trailer to carry grass to sell.
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.