Mrs. Hun V., 43, and her husband Mr. Heang Sin, 45, live along national road number one, about thirty-five kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1991 and have six children — two sons and four daughters. Unfortunately, three of them died. Two are garment factory workers and another one attends school. Her husband is a fisherman. Hun sells fish that her husband catches and also buys some fish from other fisherman to sell in her village. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to purchasing fishing materials and a boat for her husband’s 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.