Art (in the photo) and her husband, Roeung, live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married for almost 30 years and have nine children: seven daughters and two sons.
Art is a weaver, while her husband stays at home. She is requesting a loan of US $1,200 to continue her weaving business by buying weaving materials. She will also use part of the loan to renovate her restroom because it is old and small.
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.