Mr. Sam-onn S. is 30 years old and is single. He lives with his parents, brothers and sisters in a small village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. He is a policeman.
One of Sam-onn’s brothers has full-time employment but he does not have his own transportation to get work and spends a lot of money on traveling costs. S., Sam-onn is asking for his first loan of $1,200 to purchase a motorbike for his brother to drive to work.
Photo: Mr. Sam-onn S..
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.