With the help of a previous loan, Pov (pictured at her loom), continues her silk weaving business. In addition, she buys more finished silk fabrics from other weavers in her village and sells them in other provinces away from her house.
Her husband, Aun, is a farmer. The couple has been married since 1983 and live on an island in the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Pov is asking for another loan in the amount of $500 to purchase weaving materials for her weaving business and to buy additional silk fabrics for sale.
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.