Sung (pictured above) is a fisherman and farmer. When the rice farming season comes, he grows rice on his farmland in the village where he lives. His wife sells fish that he catches. She also buys additional fish from other fisherman and sells them in the local market.
Sung and his wife have been married since 2003 and they have two young children: one son and one daughter.
Sung is applying for a loan of $1,000 to buy seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain his rice farm.
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.