Sokneang is a weaver. In addition, she also buys some finished products from other weavers in her village and transports them to sell in other provinces away from her house. Her husband is a security guard. She is asking for a loan of $400 to buy weaving materials for her weaving business and to buy finished products to sell.
The couple has been married for almost 15 years and has three sons. Two are attending school and one stays at home. They live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Photo: Sokneang with her loom.
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.