Samnang (in the photo) is 41 years old and sells sandwiches on baguettes in her village. Her husband, Phanak is 42 years old, assists his wife in the business.
Additionally, Samnang rents out a space in her house. She is requesting a loan in the amount of $1,000 to repair her house and build one more room to rent.
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.