Samol is 53 years old and is a carpenter. He makes beds, cupboards and closets. His wife, Thary, is 51 years old and is a housewife. They have been married since 1979 and have three sons and two daughters. Three of their children are garment factory workers and the other two assist their father in his business. The family lives along National Road Number Six about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Samol is requesting a loan of 1,000 USD to purchase wood and materials for his carpentry 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.