Chanthy (in the photo with her pigpen) raises pig at home, while her husband sells piglets. He buys piglets from fellow villagers and sells in other districts. In addition, Chanthy is also a weaver.
Chanthy and her husband live in a village across the Mekong River about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have three children: one son and two daughters. Two are in school and another is still young.
Chanthy is asking for a loan of $800 to expand her pig farming business by purchasing more piglets and pig feed.
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.