Chheng is a construction worker and also assists his wife in her business when he is free. His wife, Kunthea, produces rice wine and raises pigs at home. Chheng had previously asked for Kiva loan to help with his wife’s business by purchasing more piglets to raise and buying rice to produce more rice wine. He now is asking for another loan of $1,000 to assist his wife in continuing her business. She will use the loan to buy additional piglets to raise and more rice to produce rice wine.
Chheng and his wife have been married since 1993 and they have three children who attend school: two sons and one daughter. The family lives in a village about 20 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.