Mrs. Manith N., 27, and her husband, Mr. Sophat Noun, 31, have been married since 2004 and have two sons. One of them attends school and the other is still young and stays at home. The family lives in a small village in a suburb of Phnom Penh.
Manith has been selling fish for over one year and also raises pigs at home. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to purchase additional 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.