Mrs. C. Pol, 47, and her husband have been married for twelve years. They have one adopted son who lives with them. Pol and her husband have been in the business of weaving silk and raising pigs for twenty years. Weaving is a skill they learned from their mothers in 1988. Their son is also a silk weaver. Pol and her family live across Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Pol is requesting a loan in amount $1000 from MAXIMA for the fifth time. She will use this money for expenses related to raising pigs and buying silk material for weaving.
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.