Mrs. Pisey S. (pictured here), 24, and her husband, Mr. Chanthorn Phon, 28, married in 2003. They have two young daughters. They are living on an island of Mekong River roughly 15kms northeast of Phnom Penh City.
Pisey has been a silk weaver since she was 14. Also, she buys finished silk fabric from people in her village which she resells to a middleman. He then sells it in Phnom Penh market. Her husband has had a full-time job in Phnom Penh for 3 years.
Pisey is applying for a loan of 800USD to purchase silk materials for her weaving business and to buy finished silk fabric for resale.
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.