Samnang (in the photo), age 51, stays at home and does housework. She lives in a Phnom Penh suburb. She has three children--two sons and one daughter. Two are in school and the other one is still young.
The main source of income is from her husband’s business. He is a moto kangbei taxi driver. In the past, they were commonly known as "tuk tuks" (a three-wheeled motorcycle taxi), but they are now officially called "moto kangbei" by government authorities.
Samnang is applying for a loan to add to her own money to buy a motorcycle for her children to commute 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.