Chanthy B. is single and lives with her widowed mother on an Island on Mekong River 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She is a weaver. In addition, she also buys additional cotton and finished silk fabrics from other weavers in her village and transports them to sell in other provinces. She is requesting a loan of $1,000, which she will use to purchase more cotton and silk fabrics to sell..
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.