Samoeun M. is 27 years old, married, and has two children. They live in a suburb approximately 25 kilometers outside of Phnom Penh. Samoeun stays at home and does housework. The main source of income is from her husband’s salary. He has full-time employment in Phnom Penh. Samoeun hopes to run beauty salon. She is requesting a loan for $1,000 to build a beauty salon.
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.