Mrs. Vanna H., 43, and her husband, Mr. Sokha Kong, 45, live on an island of the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1983 and have six sons. One of their sons is married and lives outside the family home; three sons attend school.
Vanna has been has been raising pigs since 1984. Her husband is a taxi driver (Tuk Tuk) in Phnom Penh and assists his wife in her pig-farming business. Now, Vanna would like a loan of $ 1000 to purchase a motorcycle for her son to drive as a taxi and to carry pig feed.
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.