Sreylin (pictured here), age 30, is a weaver. Her husband, Ly, age 30, is a rice farmer and does construction work when he is not at the farm.
In addition, Sreylin also raises cows at home. She is requesting her first loan in the amount of 1,000 USD to purchase one more cow to raise and she will use a part of the loan to buy weaving materials for her weaving business.
Sreylin and her husband have been married since 2002 and they have four children- one son and three daughters. Two children attend school and the other two are still young. The family lives in a village across the Mekong River, about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
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.