Mrs. Sophoin K. (shown in the photo with her husband) and her husband, Mr. Hor Leng, have been married since 1994 and have one daughter, who attends school, and one young son. They are living across the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sophoin sells gasoline to travelers. To earn extra income to support her family, Sophoin is a silk weaver as well. She weaves silk at home. Her husband has been a motorbike and bicycle repairer since 2006.
She is asking for a loan of $1,000 to purchase silk materials for her weaving business. She also will use a part of the loan to buy additional motorbike and bicycle spare parts for her husband’s motorbike and bicycle repairing 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.