Mrs. Sokhoeun L., 41, and her husband Mr. Bros Khvan, 35, live aL. national road number one about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They were married in 1997 and have one son and two daughters. Two of their children attend school and the other stays at home.
Sokhoeun has been producing rice wine and raising pigs for twelve years, a skill she learned from her parents. Her husband has been a full-time driver for two years. Sokhoeun is requesting her first loan of $1,000 to build a hall for producing rice wine and also to buy piglets to raise.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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.