Mr. Samet D. (pictured here), 51 and his wife, Mrs. Rann Ry, 50, were married in 1980 and have five children- two sons and three daughters. One of the children is married and lives outside the family home, and two are in school. The family is living in a village along National Road Number One approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Samet has been a farmer for thirty years. He grows cauliflowers. His wife has been selling fruit since 2003. She buys it from her village and transports it to sell in Phnom Penh market. Samet is asking for a loan of $500 to purchase fruit for his wife to sell.
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.