Saman (in photo), age 48, lives in a Phnom Penh suburb. She has three children--two sons and one daughter. All of her children are in school.
Saman stays at home and does housework. Her main source of income is from her husband who is a soldier.
One of her children is attending university, majoring in electrical engineering. He needs a computer to assist in his studying with assignments such as research. Hence Saman decided to apply for a loan to buy a computer for her son.
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.