Mr. Sam-an M., 43 (shown in the picture with is wife) and his wife, Mrs. Samphor Heng, have been married since 1986 and have 4 children: 2 sons and 2 daughters. The eldest daughter was married and lives in separated home and other three attend school. The family lives in a small village across Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sam-an has been a deputy school principal of college for 26 years. His wife sells meal in a school near her house. One of Sam-an’ sons is attending University in Phnom Penh, so he is asking for his first loan of $500 to pay school fees for his son.
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.