Ly is both a motor taxi driver and rice farmer and his wife, Nguong Eng (pictured together), is a weaver. Ly is requesting a loan of $1,200 to purchase two cows to raise. He will get extra income from selling the cows for beef or selling a calf when the cow has a baby.
Ly and is wife live in a village across the Mekong River about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City and they have two children who attend school.
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.