Mrs. Rachna B. (in the photo) is a weaver, while her husband is a policeman. She has asked for a Kiva loan several times, and she is now requesting another loan of $300 to purchase weaving materials for continuing her business.
The family lives on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.