Pisey is 23 years old and her husband, Vanny is 30 years old. They live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have one young son.
Pisey is a weaver and her husband is a farmer. She is asking for a loan of $500 to purchase seed, fertilizer and pesticide for her husband's farming business and to buy weaving materials for her weaving 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.