Mrs. Vanny P., 50, (pictured here) and her husband, Mr. Thina Leng, 52, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1981 and have six children--five sons and one daughter.
Vanny is a silk weaver. Her husband is a carpenter. She is applying for a loan of US$ 1,000 to purchase silk materials for her weaving 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.