Mrs. Savang L. and her husband, Mr. Ny Souy, are both 45 years old and have been married since 1990. They have two daughters; one is in university and the other is in high school.
Savang is a weaver, a skill she learned from her mother. Her husband sells mangoes. He buys them from his fellow villagers before harvest season. When the mangoes grow, he transports them to sell in a Phnom Penh market. Savang is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to provide capital for her husband to purchase more mangoes under contract 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.