Ros (in the photo) is a television and radio repairman and his wife, Savin is a weaver. They have been married since 2004 and have two children: one son and one daughter. One is in school and another one is still young. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Ros is asking for his second loan for the amount of $500 to purchase weaving materials for his wife’s weaving business. He will also use a part of the loan to repair the house where he lives.
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.