Soung (in the photo) raises pigs at home. She is 45 years old and lives in a village about 35 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has one son and three daughters. Her son is married and lives separately; two of her daughters attend high school, and another is in university in Phnom Penh and works as well.
Her husband is a fisherman. Soung is applying for a loan in order to buy a motorbike for her daughter to drive to university and work. Her daughter rides a bicycle and riding a bicycle is tiring and takes lots of time.
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.