Mrs. P. Ya (age 55) and her husband, Mr. Phouk Moeun (age 56) have been married since 1975. They have three children—one son and two daughters. Ya’s son is doing farming. One of her daughters is studying in the local school and another one is weaving silk. Ya and her family are living across the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. She is in the business of weaving silk at home. She learned to weave silk from her mother and started her silk production in 1968. Her husband is a fisherman and does farming. He grows vegetables and rice.
Ya is requesting her fourth loan in the amount of $1000. She will use this money to purchase a
water pumping machine, fertilizer, and pesticides for her husband who does farming.
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.