Mrs. Then T. (pictured above) was married in 1998 and she has two children: one son and one daughter. Both of them are in school. In the past, she used to be a garment factory worker. Now she is a silk weaver, a skill she learned from her mother.
She asked for a Kiva loan once already. And now she is asking for her second loan of 800USD to purchase silk materials for her weaving business. She will also use a part of her loan to purchase a horse and horse-cart for her brother to launch a horse-cart driving 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.