Samnang is 54 years old and her husband, Sokhom is 57 years old (pictured together). They live in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1983 and have two sons and two daughters. Two are married; one is a garment worker and has full-time employment.
Samnang sells vegetables. She buys vegetables from Phnom Penh market and transports them to resell in her local market. Her husband stays at home. He wants to launch a motor remoque taxi driving business. Hence Samnang has decided to apply for a loan of $1,300 to buy a motor remoque for her husband.
A motor remoque is a motorbike connected with a trailer at the back.
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.