Mrs. Samnang S. (in the photo) is 27 and her husband Mr. Tep Rith is 27 years old. They live in a village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have one young son.
Samnang is a garment factory worker. Her husband is a car repairman. Samnang hopes to supplement their incomes with a new business, renting out space in her house to garment factory workers because her house is located near the garment factory. Hence she is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to build rooms to rent out.
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.