Malis is a silk weaver, while her husband, Sao, is a construction worker. They live in a village along the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City and they have three sons. Two attend school and another one is still young.
Malis is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,500 to buy two cows to raise. She will be able to get extra income from selling the calves once the cows have babies.
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.