Kimsrey (pictured here) and her husband, Khlau, live in a village across the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have three sons. Two of her sons attend school and one is still too young.
Kimsrey is a weaver and she also sells mangoes. She buys mango under contract from villagers and when the harvest season comes, she transports them to sell in a Phnom Penh market. Her husband is a taxi driver.
Kimsrey is applying for a loan of $1,000 to purchase weaving materials. She will also use a part of the loan to buy mango under contract 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.