Koemsan (in the photo) and her husband, Prum, live in a Phnom Penh suburb. They have five children--two sons and three daughters. All of their children are in school.
Koemsan sells fish that her husband raises and fishes for. Prum is a fisherman and his business also is fish farming. In addition, the couple grows rice when rice farming season comes.
Koemsan is requesting a loan of US $1,500 to assist in her husband’s fish farming business by buying materials needed in his business.
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.