Mrs.Han A. (pictured here), age 31 and her husband, Mr. Khorn Porm, age 32, live on an Island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They have been married since 2001 and have 2 sons.
Mrs. Han A. has been a silk weaver since she was s15 years old, a skill she learned form her neighbor. She sells her finished products to the middleman in the village who then in turns sells them in the Phnom Penh market. Her husband has been farming and raising cows for 15 years. She is requesting a loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike for commuting.
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.