Nimol (pictured with her loom) lives on an island in the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has children - one attends school, and another one is still young. Her husband is a mason.
Nimol has asked for a Kiva loan. She hopes to continue her silk-weaving business; hence she applied for another loan to purchase raw silk.
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.