Nan (in the photo) and her husband, Sokhem, have been married since 1979 and have six children: three sons and three daughters. They live on an island on the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Nan is a weaver, while her husband is a mechanic who repairs machines. She is requesting another loan of $1,000 to continue her weaving business by buying silk and thread. She will also use a part of the loan to purchase materials for her husband’s mechanical business.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.