Pao is a farmer who weaves at home when she is free from farming. Her husband, Sam-ol, sells cows and oxen. They live on an Island on the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1982 and have four children: one son and three daughters.
Pao is requesting a loan of $1,000 to provide her husband capital to purchase more cows and oxen to resell.
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.