Mrs. Pao V. and her husband, Mr. Mak Huy, live in a village along National Road Number 5, about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1989 and have three children – one son and two daughters. One of their children is a garment factory worker, one attends school, and the other assists his parents in the business.
Mrs. Pao V. and her husband raise fish. Pao also runs a tailoring business from home and Mak drives a motor taxi when he is free.
Pao is requesting a loan of $1,000 for her fish farming business to purchase fish feed and more baby fish to raise.
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.