Mrs. Sambo C. and her husband, Mr. Va Mao, were married in 1985 and have five children: two sons and three daughters. Of their children, two work full time, one is a singer, one is in school and the youngest stays at home. The family is along National Road Six, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Mrs. Sambo and her husband have been in the business of selling Chinese and Khmer noodles, coffee, and soft drinks for two years in their restaurant in front of their house. Beside of running a restaurant with his wife, Mr. Va is a chef for wedding ceremonies as well. The couple is in the process of expanding their restaurant to support more customers.
Mrs. Sambo is requesting a loan of US$700 for expanding her restaurant and builds a restroom.
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.