Bora (in the photo) and his wife, Saroth, have been married since 1986 and have five children: two sons and three daughters. One sells fish, three are in school and another one stays at home. The family lives in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Bora and his wife sell fish and chicken. They buy fish and chicken from the Prek Pnao market and transport them to sell in the Phnom Penh market.
Bora is asking for a loan of $1,200 to purchase a motorbike for his daughter who sells fish. She will use the motorbike to carry fish for sale because she is currently using a bicycle.
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.