A loan of $500 helped to purchase finished silk fabrics for resale..


Sinat's story

Mrs. Sinat Y. (pictured here) lives on an island on the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She is a widow with two sons and one daughter. They are all married: two live outside of the family home and the other one stays with her.

Mrs. Sinat Y. has been operating a business selling finished silk fabric since 1997. She buys silk products from weavers in Ta Keo province and from some from weavers in her village, and transports it to sell in other provinces far away from her house.

Sinat has requested Kiva loans several times already. She hopes to continue expanding her business so she is applying for a loan of $500 to purchase additional silk fabrics for resale.



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