Sineat is a silk weaver, while her husband is a chef. He cooks for weddings and other ceremonies in his village and near-by villages. The have been married since 1979 and have four children; three sons and one daughter. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sineat is requesting a loan of $1,000 to continue her weaving business by purchasing weaving materials. She will use a part of the loan to buy a motorbike for commuting.
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.