Mrs. Vanthy P., 40, and her husband, Mr. Vang Pich, 47, live in a small village across the Mekong River, about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They were married in 1987 and have four children: two sons and two daughters. One of their daughters has full-time employment, and the other children attend school.
Vanthy has been raising pigs for seven years. Her husband has full-time employment at a hotel in Phnom Penh. Vanthy is requesting a loan of $1000 to purchase piglets and to buy feed for the pigs.
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.