Mrs. Yeng S., 32, has been a silk weaver for over ten years. Her husband, Mr. Kong Dam, has been a fisherman since 1985. The couple has been married since 1995 and lives on an island located fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Yeng has asked for a loan from Kiva one time before, and now she is requesting her second loan of $200 to purchase silk materials for continuing her weaving business.
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.