Leng C. is widowed with five children. She is currently living with her son and two married children in the same house. Mrs. C. learned to weave from her neighbor 5 years ago and currently weaves silk products at home with her two daughters. She has continued training her daughters and grandchildren to weave the silk. The family is pursuing a silk-production business. Mrs. C. has borrowed loans from MAXIMA for to buy silk materials and sewing thread for the looms of herself and her daughters. With these loans and increased business, her family's situation has improved. With her expanded business, she will not only repay this new loan but also build another loom for her daughter, who just got married. She is committed to transfering her knowledge to her family's younger generation to continue the business.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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.