Chanhorn and her husband are weavers. Besides weaving, Chanhorn’s husband is also hired by villagers to farm. He gets paid with fees. The couple has been married since 2003 and has two young sons. They are living on an island in the Mekong River approximately 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Weaving is a traditional profession. Chanhorn is asking for another loan of $100 to continue her weaving business by buying weaving materials.
Photo: Chanhorn with her loom.
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.