Mrs. Saroeun M. (in the photo) and her husband, Mr. Thry Chan, have been married since 1977. They have six children: three sons and three daughters. Four of them are married and live outside the family home and the other two are garment-factory workers. They live along National Road Number Five about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Saroeun and her husband catch fish. They fish from the river and lake near their house. Saroeun is asking for loan of $800 to purchase a boat and fishing materials for her fishing 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.