Mrs. Sokna A. (pictured with her loom) and her husband, Mr. Savoeurn Pork, have been married since 2006 and have one young son. The family lives in a village along the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Sokna and her husband are silk weavers. The couple asked for a Kiva loan several times; they hope to continue their silk-weaving business because it is a traditional profession. So Sokna is asking for another loan in the amount of $600 to purchase weaving materials (raw silk).
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.