Mrs. E. Channa has been married since1988 and has 4 children: 3 son and a daughter. She learned to weave from her mother in 1993, and started her own silk production business that same year. Her husband has also been weaving silk since 1995 when he was trained in this art by his wife. In addition, he is also a construction contractor in the village, while Mrs. E.'s entire family has been earning money planting food crops and raising cows in the village.
Mrs. E. is requesting a loan from MAXIMA for the first time. She will use the US$500 to purchase silk materials, sewing thread, and fees for selecting and preparing silk on the loom.
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.