Naroeun (pictured with her loom) is a silk weaver and her husband, Ra, is a motor taxi driver. He also supplements their income with a new business buying, growing and selling small trees.
Naroeun has been married since 1996 and has one young daughter. She lives in a village across the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Nareoun has previously asked for a Kiva loan. She is now requesting another loan in the amount of $1,500 to help raise capital for her husband to buy more small trees for sale.
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.