Mr. Chheng S. (pictured above) sells pigs. He buys pigs from his village and sells them to the slaughter house. His wife, Mrs. Sokheang S., sells beef in Phnom Penh market.
Chheng hopes to supplement his new business raising pig. He will be able to get extra income from selling pigs when they grow big enough. So, he is asking for a loan of US$1,000 to purchase piglets to raise.
This couple lives across the Mekong River, about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
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.