Sam (in the photo) is 37 years old. He lives on an island in the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. He has two children who are in school.
Sam and his wife have been in the farming business for almost one year. He grows mushrooms. He hopes to expand his mushroom farm; hence, he decided to apply for a loan. He will use the loan to buy seed and materials needed in the business.
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.