Sam Ang (in the photo) is 51-years-old and her husband, Sras, is 50 years old. They live in a village about twenty kilometers south of Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They have been married since 1980 and have four children; two sons and two daughters. One is married and lives outside the family home, one is an electrician, another one is garment worker and another one attends school.
Sam Ang and her husband raise fish at home. She is asking for her first loan of $500 to help wither her fish farming business by buying fish feed.
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.