Sengkun, pictured here, is a weaver. She lives on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has three sons and one daughter. Two of her children are married and live outside the family home, one child is a garment worker, and another one weaves silk at home.
Sengkun is requesting a 600 USD loan to purchase silk materials to continue her weaving business, which is a traditional profession. This will be her second loan.
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.