Met is a weaver, while her husband is a farmer. They live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They have been married since 2000 and have two children, a son and a daughter. Both children are in school.
Met is applying for another loan of US$500 to buy one more cow to raise.
Photo: Met and her husband.
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.