Mrs. Sophal T. (pictured above) and her husband, Mr. Senglay Kroeung, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They married in 1990 and have two daughters.
Sophal is a silk weaver. In the past, she ran a grocery store. She is requesting a loan of US$ 500 to purchase weaving materials 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.