Mrs. Sreymao S. (pictured with her young daughter) and her husband, Mr. Sie Sun, live along National Road Number Six, about twenty-five kilometers from Phnom Penh. They just have a young daughter.
Sreymao sells fish that her husband catches. Her husband is a fisherman. In addition, the couple also grows rice lotus. They hope to expand their farming business by growing watermelons, so Sreymao is asking for a loan of $700 to purchase seeds, fertilizer and pesticides.
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.