Saret (pictured with her young son) is 32 years old and her husband, Ra is 33 years old. They live across the Mekong River and about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have two sons, one attends school and the other one is still young.
Saret is a weaver and she also sells weaving materials (raw materials) such as cotton thread and silk. Her husband is a barber. She is asking for a loan of $500 to purchase additional cotton thread and silk materials for sale.
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.