Mrs. Sreymao M. (shown in the photo) and her husband, Mr. Norng Chea, got married in 2000 and have three sons and one daughter. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
Sreymao is a weaver. Her husband has been a weaver for a month, a skill he learned from his wife. Sreymao is asking for a loan of $1,000 to continue her weaving business by purchasing weaving materials.
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.