Mrs. Samnang S. (in the photo) and her husband, Mr. Si Nob, have been married since 2000 and have three children: one son and two daughters. One of the children attends school and other two are still young. The family lives along National Road Number One, about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Mrs. Samnang S. has been selling vegetables for more than three years. She buys them from Kean Svay district, where she lives, and transports by her motorbike to sell at Chbar Ampov market, located in Phnom Penh. Mr. Si Nob is a military policeman.
Samnang has asked for Kiva loan. Her motorbike is old and does not work well, which costs her a lot of money in repairs. Hence, she is requesting another loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase a new motorbike to replace the old one.
Samnang will be able to save some money by not spending a lot of money for repairing costs any more.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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.