Mrs. Men M., 53, and her husband, Mr. Touk Ros, 48, were married in 1984 and have five children: three sons and two daughters. Two of their children are married and live outside the family home. The family lives in the suburb of Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
Men has been selling fish and eggs for twenty years. Her husband has been raising ducks for four years. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 for her husband to raise ducks.
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.