Mr. Chreng Y. and his wife, Mrs. Kheang Oum, live along National Road Number One, about 35 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They and have five sons and one daughter.
Chreng and his wife produce rice wine and have raised pigs for 15 years. He applied for a Kiva loan once before; he hopes to continue expanding his business so he is applying for his second loan of $1,000.
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.