Mr. Man M. (pictured above) and his wife, Mrs. Amminas Man, were married in 1980 and have five children: three sons and two daughters. Two of their children are married and live in separate homes while the other three children attend school. The family lives on National Road Number 6, about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Man has been a fisherman for more than 15 years. He catches fish from the Mekong River near his village. Mrs Amminas Man sells the fish her husband catches to the villagers. Man has had a Kiva loan once before. He hopes to continue increasing the volume of fish he catches in order to generate more income. Therefore, he is applying for his second loan of $300 USD to purchase additional fishing materials.
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.