Theary, pictured here, is a weaver, while her husband, Borin, is a rice farmer. They have been married since 1988 and have three sons and one daughter. Theary and her family live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Theary is asking for another loan of 500 USD to purchase materials to continue her weaving business. She will also use a part of her loan to repair her house.
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.