A piece of cake

My name is Sen Amminas and sadly my husband died during the Khmer Rouge regime and left me a widow with children. It was extremely tough for me to cope emotionally and financially.

I work as a Cambodian cake seller in Russey Keo in a small market. I had to rent a small table and umbrella as I could not afford to buy this to sell my cakecakes. I was paying 5,000KHR (Approximately $1.25US) per day to rent the table and the umbrella. A lot of my income went straight to paying rent and some days I was not making any profit. It was very hard work and little reward.

I was approached by Khemara in April 2015 and they introduced me to their income generation capacity building project. After some training sessions I received an interest free loan from Khemara for $120US.

Through the year they supported me and gave me business advice to help my business grow. I have just made my last repayment and through my additional savings program with Khemara, I received $72US back. I now have the financial start to help my children and I can be proud of my business.

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