Malis (pictured with her loom) is 31 years old and her husband, Sao, is 39 years old. They live in a village along the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have three sons, two of which are in school, the other is still young.
Malis is a weaver, while her husband is a construction worker. In addition Malis and her husband also raise fish at home. She is asking for a loan of $700 to purchase weaving materials for her weaving business and also to buy fish to raise and fish feed.
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.