Mrs. Men M. (shown here) and her husband, Mr. Ros Touk, have been married since 1984 and have five children, three sons and two daughters. Four of Men’s children are married and live outside the family home and the other one attends school. The family lives in a suburb of Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
Mrs. Men M. sells fish and eggs and her husband raises ducks at home. In addition, the couple also grows rice. Men has received two previous Kiva loans. She is now asking for a third loan of 800 USD to purchase an irrigation machine for her farm.
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.