Mrs. Mary T., 31, and her husband, Mr. Vibol Chan, 34, who live in a small village along National Road Number 5 about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1999 and have two sons. One of her sons attends school, and the other son is still young and stays at home.
Mary has been a tailor for three years, a skill she learned from her master. She buys cloth and silk fabric from the market in Phnom Penh for resale at her tailor shop. Her husband has been a motor Remoque (taxi) driver for one year; he carries goods and people from the village to Phnom Penh and from Phnom Penh to the village.
Mary is requesting a loan of $1000 to purchase cloth and silk fabric for resale, and also for growing rice.
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.