Sery (pictured) is single and lives with her widowed mother on an island of the Mekong River located 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. She has been a silk weaver since she was 15 years old, a skill she learned from her mother.
She is asking for a loan of $500 to purchase weaving materials for continuing her 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.