Pao is a farmer who weaves at home when she is free from farming. Her husband, Sam-ol, has a business of buying, raising and selling cows and oxen.
Pao and her husband have been married since 1982, and they have four children: one son and three daughters. They are living in a Phnom Penh suburb.
Pao is applying for a loan of $1,000 for her husband. Pao’s husband will use the capital from the loan to continue his business by purchasing more cows and oxen to resell.
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.