Sreyneang is a weaver, while her husband, Vuthy, is a security guard. They have been married since 2000 and have two daughters. One attends school and the other one is still young. The family lives in a village along the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sreyneang is applying for a loan of $1,000 to buy a new motorbike for her husband because the old one breaks down. She will also use a part of the loan to continue her weaving business by buying weaving materials.
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.