Mrs. Chengly M. (pictured with her grandson) and her husband, Mr. Son Tit, live along national road number one approximately 20 km from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1975 and have five children: three sons and two daughters. Two of the children are married and live in separate homes, one drives a Tuk Tuk taxi and the other one is a garment factory worker.
Mrs. Chengly M. and her husband have been raising pigs for more than 30 years. They also created another business producing rice wine. Chengly asked for a Kiva loan once already. Now she is asking for her second loan of $1,200 to purchase food for pigs and to continue her rice wine production business.
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.