Mrs. Rida S. (in the photo) and her husband, Mr. Phally Bun, live on an island on the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They have 3 young children: two sons and one daughter.
Mrs. Rida S. sells finished silk fabric. She buys it from the fellow weavers in her village and transports it to sell at different places far away from her home. Her husband has full-time employment in Phnom Penh.
She hopes to continue expanding her business, so she is asking for another loan of $600 to purchase additional finished silk fabrics 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.