A loan of $700 helped to purchase silk materials to continue her weaving business.


Lay's story

Mrs. Lay U. (pictured above) and her husband, Mr. Thorn Uk, live in a small village across the Mekong River and about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1983 and have five children, three sons and two daughters. One of her sons is an electrician, three are in school and another one is still young.

Lay has been a silk weaver for more than twenty-nine years, a skill she learned from her mother. She sells her finished products to the middleman in the village, who then takes them to sell in Phnom Penh. Her husband has been a house builder for more than nineteen years.

Lay has asked for a Kiva loan several times already. She is now applying for another loan of $700 to purchase silk materials to continue her weaving business.



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