El has been fishing since he was young, having learned the skill from his parents. He catches fish to sell from the Mekong River and the lake near the village. His wife is a fortune teller, an art she learned from her mother. El is now requesting a loan of $500 to purchase one boat motor for fishing.
About MAXIMAMAXIMA 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.
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