Mrs. Slamas H., is a widow with one son who assists his mother in the fish business. The family lives along National Road Number Six about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Mrs. Slamas H. has been selling fish for more than nineteen years. She buys them from fisherman along the Mekong River for resale to the middleman, who then takes them to sell in Phnom Penh. Slamas has had Kiva loan several times already. As she wants to expand her business and generate more income, she is requesting another loan of 1,000 to purchase more fish to sell.
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.