Mr. Samnang B. (in the photo) is 32 years old and his wife, Mrs. Savet Pin, is 42 years old. They live on an island in the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married for almost ten years and have three children: two sons are lathe operators and their daughter is a garment factory worker.
Samnang is a motor taxi driver, while his wife is a garment factory worker. Samnang is asking for a loan of $500 to purchase a new motorbike for his uncle.
Samnang’s uncle is also a motor taxi driver. Unfortunately, his motorbike is old and breaks down so he spends a lot of money to make repairs often.
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.