Savin (in the photo), age 39, is a weaver. Her husband, Savun, age 50, is a construction worker. They live in a village near the Mekong River about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have one son and three daughters: one of the children is married and lives outside the family home, two have full-time employment, and another one is still too young to work.
Savin is asking for her first loan in the amount of $300 to purchase materials (cotton threads) for her weaving business.
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.