Mrs. Samon C. and her husband, Mr. Korng Sun live on an Island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1975 and have 6 children: 5 sons and 1 daughter.
Samon sells finished silk fabric. She buys it from her fellow villagers and resells in other provinces far away from her house. Her husband is a carpenter. She asked for a Kiva loan once and she hopes to continue expanding her business so she is applying for another loan of $1,000 to purchase silk and cotton products for resale.
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.