Mr. Sophal H. (pictured above) and his wife, Mrs. Savun Yoeun, have been married since 1995. They live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Sophal builds wooden houses. His wife sells groceries at home and raises pigs. He is asking for a loan of 300 USD to purchase more piglets for his wife to raise.
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.