Mrs. Samnang T. (pictured here) is 30 years old and her husband, Mr. Thy Em, is 31 years old. They have been married since 2005 and have one young daughter. They are living in a small village along National Road No. 5, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Samnang is a tailor. Her husband is an English teacher. She is requesting her first loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorcycle for commuting.
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.