Mrs. S. Sokhum and her husband have been married since 2002. They have two sons who are still young and stay at home. Sokhum has been in the business of raising pigs and growing rice for three years. Her husband, Oy Tin, is a worker and farmer. Sokhum and her family live across Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. She is requesting a loan in the amount $500 from MAXIMA for the second time. She will use this money to purchase baby pigs for raising and for growing rice.
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.