Mrs. Rom P. (in the photo) is 48 years old, and her husband, Mr. Noun Pum is 46 yeas old; they live in a small village on National Road Number 2, about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They married in 1987 and have three children--one son and two daughters.
Mrs. Rom P. has been operating a business producing rice wine and raising pigs for 15 years. Her husband sells grocery items at home. She is asking for a loan of US$ 250 to purchase feed for her pigs.
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.