Samnang (pictured here) is a mason, and lives in a village about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, across the Mekong River. He has been married since 1990 and has five children- four sons and one daughter. One is a security guard, another one is a construction worker, two are in school, and the other one is still young.
Samnang has requested a Kiva loan to purchase a motorcycle for commuting once already. He wants to buy one more motorbike for his son who is a security guard to drive work, so he has decided to ask for another loan of $700.
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.