Vanny (in the photo), age 30, is a garment worker. Her husband, Vith, age 31, his business is in purchasing, raising, and selling cow and ox. To earn additional income, he also does construction works. He hopes to expand his business by purchasing more cows and oxen for resale. Hence, Vanny is asking for a loan of $1,000 to provide her husband’s capital.
Vanny and her husband have live in a village, about forty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1999 and have three children-one son and two daughters. All of their children are in school.
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.