Mr. Seab N., age 53, and his wife, Mrs. Meun Hor, age 52, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1970 and have five children: three sons and two daughters. All of their daughters weave silk at home and the sons attend school. His wife stays at home and does housework.
Seab has been raising chickens for one month. He is requesting his first loan of $1,200 to use for his chicken business.
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.