Mrs. Touch K. (pictured above) and her husband, Mr. Kosal Oem, live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have four sons and two daughters. Four are in school and the other two help their aunt sell food in Phnom Penh.
Touch is a weaver. She is requesting her third loan of $250 to purchase silk materials to continue her weaving; she will also use part of the loan to repair the house where she lives.
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.