Mrs. Sarith P. (in the photo) and her husband, Mr. Saret Prum, have been married since 2003 and have two children: one son and one daughter. One is in school and the other one is still young. The family lives in a small village off of National Road Two about fifteen kilometers south of Phnom Penh.
Sarith is a silk weaver. She also buys some silk fabric from other provinces far away from her house for resale in front of the garment factory. She is requesting a loan of $800 to purchase finished silk fabric for resale.
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.