Mrs. Neang H. and her husband, Mr. Soeun Kong, live on an island in the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have one daughter. Neang and her husband run a store at home. She previously asked for a Kiva loan. She is applying for another loan of $1,000 to continue expanding her business by purchasing weaving materials (cotton thread) for resale.
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.