Savon (in the photo) is 57 yeas old and lives on an island in the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She is a widow with eight children, threes sons and five daughters. Four are married and live separately, three are garment workers and another one is assisting his mother in the farming business.
Savon is a weaver and she is also a vegetable farmer. She is asking for a loan of $1,000 to purchase seed, fertilizer and pesticides to maintain her farm.
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.