Sammot is 39 years old and her husband, Yorn, is 51 years old. They live in a village about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1990 and have two sons and one daughter. One is a lathe operator, another one is a gardener, and another one is in school.
Sammot sells vegetables and fish. She buys vegetables and fish from the market and brings them on her bicycle to sell in her village. Her husband is a farmer and raises cows at home. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to purchase one more cow for her husband to raise.
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.