Chhun Eng and her husband, Sokun, are silk weavers. They have been married since 1990, and they have three children -- one son and two daughters. One child is a weaver; another one is in school; and another one is still young. They live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City in Cambodia.
Chhun Eng is requesting another loan of $300 to continue her weaving business by purchasing silk materials.
Photo: Chhun Eng is not pictured with her loom because under her the area is flooded. She needs to move her looms to her mother’s house, the same location where she lives, because that location is not affected by the flood.
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.