A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase silk material for weaving.


Yoeun's story

Mrs. Yoeun P., 55, and her husband, Mr. Thaung You, 59, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1970 and have seven children, four sons and three daughters. One of their children is married and lives outside the family home. Two of their children have full time employment. Of the other four children, two are in school and two weave silk at home. They have two looms in the family.

Mrs. Yoeun has been a silk weaver since she was young but now she has stopped weaving and transferred her looms to her daughters (one is shown in the photo), who continue the business of silk production. Now Yoeun sells fish in her village and a nearby village, while Mr. Thaung has been a fisherman since he was seventeen years old.

Now she is requesting a loan of US$1200 to purchase silk materials for her daughters' weaving.



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