Mrs. Theary N. is 25 years old and her husband, Mr. Bunthorn Phann is 55 years old. They live on an island in the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have two children -- one son and one daughter.
Mrs. Theary N. has been raising pigs for a year. Her husband has been driving a Tuk Tuk for five years. She is requesting a loan of $500 to purchase additional piglets to raise.
Photo: Theary is standing in front of her pigpen.
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.