Lack (pictured with her loom) is single and lives with her parents and brothers and sisters in a village across the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Lack is a silk weaver. Her parents are farmers. She is requesting a loan of $900 to continue her weaving business by buying silk material.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.