Sam Aun (in the picture) is now a garment worker. She used to be a weaver. Her husband, Saman is a security guard. They have been married since 1991 and have one son and one daughter. Their son is now in first year of university and their daughter is still in high school. The family is living on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sam Aun is requesting a loan of US$ 1,000 to purchase a motorbike for her son to drive to school.
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.