Srauv (pictured with her loom), age 39, is a weaver and also assists in her husband's farming business. Her husband, Ael, age 49, is a farmer. They live in a village cross the Mekong River, about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh, and they have four children, two sons and two daughters. One is a security guard and the other three attend school, and are in grades 9, 6 and 3.
Srauv is requesting her first loan, in the amount of $1,300, to buy a motorcycle so her son, who is a security guard, can get to work.
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.