Suy (pictured here) is 59 years-old and his wife, Bunna, is 60 years-old. They live in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have nine children: two sons and seven daughters. Four are married and live separately and the others are garment workers.
Suy is a fisherman and a chef. He cooks for wedding parties and other occasions. His wife sells fish that her husband catches.
Suy is applying for a loan in the amount of $1,000 in order to purchase a motorbike for his daughter who is a garment worker so she can drive to work.
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.