Leysium (in the photo) is a silk weaver. She has been supplementing her business for two months by selling groceries. Her husband, Sim, is a motor taxi driver.
Leysium and her husband have been married since 1977, and they have five children (three sons and two daughters). Three of them are married and live outside of the family home, and two of them assist their mother in her weaving business.
Leysium hopes to expand her grocery store and buy additional grocery items for her inventory. Hence, she is requesting a loan of US $1,100.
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.