Sam Ol (in the photo) and her husband, Chheng, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have four children - three sons and one daughter.
She is a weaver and her husband is a farmer and raises cows at home. She helps in her husband’s farming business when she is free. She is requesting another loan of $300 to assist in her husband’s farming by purchasing seed, fertilizer and pesticide, so he can continue his farming 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.