Than lives on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She is a widow with three sons and three daughters. Five of her children are married and live in separate homes and the sixth is a garment worker.
Than is a weaver. She is asking for another loan in the amount of $1,000 to assist her son-in-law who is a taxi driver. His taxi is old and does not work well. He will use the loan to add to his own money to buy a new taxi.
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.