Mat and his wife, Mary (pictured above), live along National Road Number Six, about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1985 and have four sons and two daughters. Two of their children are married, two are fishermen, and the other two attend school.
Mat and his wife fish for a living. Mat hopes to continue his business because it’s the family's main source of income. He is therefore requesting a loan of US $1,000 to purchase additional fishing materials.
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.