Nasy (pictured with her loom) and her husband, Hoeurn, live in a small village across the Mekong River about 15 kilometers north of Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1991 and have six sons - two are construction workers, three attend school, and one is a monk.
Nasy is a silk weaver, while her husband sells cows and does construction work. In addition, they grow rice for food. Nasy is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,000 to purchase silk materials for her weaving business. She will also use part of the loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, and pesticides to maintain her farm.
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.