Mrs. Vanna and her husband, Mr. Sam, both pictured above, have been married since 2005. Mr. Sam is a fisherman and also raises ducks at home. The couple has two young sons who are in school. The family lives in a suburb of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
Vanna is a tailor and assists her husband in his duck-raising business. She asked for a Kiva loan to purchase additional ducks for her husband to raise. She hopes to buy more and keep increasing their flock, hence her request for another loan of US$ 600. Vanna was able to successfully repay a previous loan on Kiva.
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.