Sokna (pictured with her loom) and her husband, Savoeurn, are silk weavers. In addition, the couple also does a farming business. They have been married since 2006 and have one young son. They live in a village along the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sokna is asking for another loan in the amount of $800 in order to continue her silk weaving business by buying silk materials. She will also use another part of the loan to buy seeds, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her farm.
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.