Vanna (pictured with her loom) and her husband, Vuthy, live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have four children: two sons and two daughters. Three of them are in school and the other one is still too young.
Vanna is a weaver, while her husband is a fisherman and does construction work.
She hopes to continue her weaving business because it’s a traditional profession, so she is asking for another loan of $400 to buy weaving materials.
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.