Mrs. Sokhoeun L., 25, and her husband, Mr. Sophal Mov, 24, who live on an Island on the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 2001 and have two sons.
Mrs. Sokhoeun and her husband have been silk weavers for 10 years, selling their products to the middleman in the village, who then resells them in Phnom Penh.
Now Sokhoeun is requesting a loan of $1000 to purchase silk material for the weaving business and to build up the grade of the ground upon which her house sits, as it currently floods during the rainy season.
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.