Nan (pictured here) is single and lives with her brother and sisters and widowed father in a small village across the Mekong River about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. Her father is a farmer and raises cows at home.
Nan is a garment worker. She is applying for a loan in the amount of $400 to help her sister who is a weaver by purchasing weaving materials.
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.