Mrs. Vanna S. is 28 years old and her husband, Mr. Sam-an Oeun is 27 year old. They have been married since 2005. They have two young sons of whom one attends school. The family lives in the area surrounding Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
Vanna is a tailor, a skill she learned from her aunt. Her husband is a fisherman and raises ducks at home. Vanna is asking for her first loan of US$ 350 to purchase additional ducks for her husband 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.