Sam Ath (in the photo) has full-time employment in a hotel. Her husband is a driver, and he drives for the ministry of information. They have been married since 1999 and have one son. Previously, Sam Ath’s son attended school, but he stopped studying and has been a garment worker for two months. The family lives in a village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sam Ath is requesting another loan in the amount of $1,000 in order to buy a motorbike for her son to get to work.
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.