Mrs. Mary L., 49 and her husband, Mr. Mat Sos, 50, live along National Road Number Six, about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1985 and have six children: four sons and two daughters. The daughters are married and live in separate homes, two sons are fishermen and two sons are in school. Her husband is a fisherman.
Mary sells fish that her husband catches at the village market. Some of her husband’s fishing nets are broken, so she is requesting a loan of $600 to help purchase new fishing nets, so he will able to continue his business.
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.