Ang (pictured above) is a scarf weaver, while her husband, Ros is a construction worker. They have been married since 1979 and have three sons and four daughters. Five of the children are married and live outside the family home and the other two are garment workers. She lives on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Ang is asking for a loan in the amount of $500 in order to purchase weaving materials (cotton threads) for her scarf weaving business. She will also use a part of the loan to set up one more loom.
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.