Sinon, pictured with her loom, is a silk weaver and her husband, Phan, is a motor taxi driver. They have been married since 1980 and have six children: two sons and four daughters. Four of their children are married and live in separate homes and the other two attend school. The family lives in a village across the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sinon is requesting another 300 USD loan to buy silk material. She hopes to continue her tradional weaving 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.