Mrs. Onn V., 47, and her husband, Mr. Soeun Men, 42, live in a village along National Road Number Six about 25 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
Onn and her husband are fishermen. She used to be a construction worker as well. She is asking for her first loan of $250 to purchase a boat and fishing nets for her fishing business.
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.