Synuon (pictured with her loom), age 36, is single. She lives with her parents and brother in a village on the Mekong River about 10 miles north of Phnom Penh.
Synuon is a weaver. She is requesting a loan of $300 to purchase weaving materials for her weaving business.
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.