Seyet (in the photo) and her husband, Ly, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have two young children--one son and one daughter.
Seyet is a weaver, and her husband is a car repairman. Seyet also buys additional silk products from other weavers in her village for resale. She is asking for a loan of $1,000 to purchase silk products for sale and repair the house where she lives.
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.