Mrs. Yoin Y., 41, and her husband, Mr. Chanrith Ung, 38, were married in 1990. They have three children: two sons and one daughter. All of their children are in the local school. The family lives on an Island of Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Mrs. Yoin has been a silk weaver for twenty six years - a skill she learned from her parents. She takes her finished products, buys some from her villagers and than takes it all to Kampong Speu Province. Her husband has been a fisherman and wooden house builder for over twenty years.
Yoin is requesting a loan of $300 to purchase silk products for resale.
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.