A loan of $650 helped a member to purchase silk material for weaving.


Sarin Group's story

These three families live in a village along the Mekong River about thirty kilometers north of Phnom Penh. They are requesting their first group loan from Maxima to buy silk material for silk production. 1- Mrs. S. Sarin (age 48 – left in photo with her husband) and her husband (age 48) have been married since 1994. They have one daughter who studies in the local school. Her husband has been repairing wooden houses since 1990. Sarin has been a silk weaver since she was 20 years old. It’s a skill she learned from her mother. She is requesting her first loan from Maxima in the amount of $350. She will use this loan to purchase silk material for her weaving. 2- Mrs. S. Sarim (age 60- right in photo with her husband) and her husband (age 70) have been married since 1970. They have six children—two sons and four daughters. Like Asarin, Sarim has been weaving since she was young. Her husband grows rice. She is requesting her first loan from Maxima in the amount of $100. She will use this loan to purchase silk material for her weaving. 3- Miss. P. Sreyna (age 23- picture in the middle with her aunt) is single and lives with her aunt. Sreyna has been a silk weaver since she was 13 years old. It’s skill she leaned from her mother. She is requesting her first loan from Maxima in the amount of $200. She will use this loan to purchase silk material for her weaving.

In this group: Sarin, Sarim, Sreyna
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