Mrs. Seangly K., 45, and her husband, Mr. Virak Choeun, 45, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1995 and have three children: two sons and one daughter.
Mrs. Seangly has been a silk weaver for over ten years, a skill she learned from her neighbor. She sells her finished products to the middleman in the village, who then takes them to sell in Phnom Penh. Her husband is a taxi driver.
Seangly is requesting a loan of $250 to purchase silk materials for weaving.
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.