Mr. P. Pov is married and has 6 children: 4 sons and 2 daughters. He has been in the fishing business for almost 20 years. He began fishing by learning from the older generation in his family. When not fishing, he raises vegetables, and his wife sells the fish and vegetables in the local market or in other villages.
He has received three loans from MAXIMA, which has helped him improve his business. He is requesting another loan in the amount of $400 so he can purchase one fishing boat and fishing net, which will enable him to further improve his business and his income.
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.