Mrs. Sary K., 44, and her husband, Mr. Bunthoeun Khem, 43, live in a small village across the Mekong River about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1985 and have five children: one son and four daughters. One daughter is married and lives outside the family home. One daughter is learning beautician skills, their son is a worker in the village, and the other two daughters study at the local school.
Mrs. Sary and her husband have been raising pigs for six years. Besides raising pigs, they also mill rice in front of their house to get extra income. Now, the couple needs to create another business of raising ducks. Therefore, Sary is requesting a loan to run her business of raising ducks.
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.