Chanthol (in the photo) has been a silk weaver for more than 30 years. Her husband has been a motor taxi driver for more than eight years. She also supplements her income with a new business, raising pigs at home. She hopes to continue her pig farming, so she is asking for another loan in the amount of $1,000 in order to buy more piglets and feed for pigs.
The couple lives on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1990 and have four children-three sons and one daughter.
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.