Phari (pictured here) is 40 years old, and her husband Neat is 42 years old. They have been married since 1991 and have two children: one son and one daughter. The family lives in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Phari and her husband are garment workers. She wants to launch a new pig-farming business to earn extra income, so she is asking for her first loan in the amount of 1,000 USD to purchase piglets and pig feed.
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.