Sokna (pictured with her loom) and her husband are silk weavers. They also do a farming business when farming season comes. To earn additional income, Sokna’s husband does construction work when he is free.
Sokna has been married since 2006 and she has one young son. She lives in a village along the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sokna has asked for Kiva loan. She is now requesting another loan of $1,000 to buy a motorbike for commuting.
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.