Mrs. Phanny C. (shown in the photo) and her husband, Mr. Sokny Un, have been married since 1986. The have four children, a son who is attending school, and three daughters. One of their daughters is married and lives in separate home and two daughters weave silk at home. The family lives in a small village across the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Mrs. Phanny C. has been a silk weaver for more than twenty years. She sells her finished products to a middleman, who takes them to sell in Phnom Penh. Mr. Sokny Un has been a mason for more than seven years.
Phanny has borrowed one previous Kiva loan. She now is requesting another loan of $250 to purchase silk material for her weaving business.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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.