Srey, aged 53, lives in a village near the Mekong River about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She is a widowed mother with five sons and one daughter. Three of her children are married and live outside the family home, one has full-time employment and another one is in school.
Srey is a weaver and raises pigs at home. She is asking for her first loan of $1,200 to purchase pig feed and additional pigs to raise.
Photo: Srey at work weaving.
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.