Samoeun (pictured in the photo above) is 46 years old and her husband, Lim, is 51 years old. They live in a village outside Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1984 and have three sons. One of their sons is married and lives outside the family home while the other two are in school.
Samoeun stays at home and does housework. The main source of income is from her husband’s salary as a lathe operator. She is requesting a loan in the amount of $400 to pay school fees for her son who is in his second year of studying banking at university.
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.