Mrs. Saroeun S. (in the photo) and her husband, Vuthy Chak, live on Koh Dach Island on the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have four sons and three daughters – three of them are married, one is a teacher, one has full-time employment and the others are in school.
Saroeun is a weaver. Her husband is a teacher. She is asking for a loan of $1,000 to pay school fees for her children.
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.