Mr. Ron M. (pictured here) is 61 years old and his wife, Mrs. Yeun Hin, is 52 years old. They live along National Road Number 6, about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1980 and have eight children – four sons and four daughters. Four of the children are married and live outside the family home, three are garment factory workers and the other attends school.
Mr. Ron M. is a fisherman, while his wife is a lotus farmer. He is asking for a loan of $600 to purchase additional fishing nets for his fishing business.
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.