Mr. At V. and his wife, Mrs. Yan Ken (pictured together), have been married since 1979 and have seven children--five sons and two daughters. Two of their children married and live outside the family home, two work in a garment factory, one is a fisherman and the other two are in school. The family lives approximately 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Mr. At V. and his wife are farmers. In addition to farming, he is also a fisherman. He is a applying for a loan of $1,000 to continue his business by purchasing seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain his vegetable farm and pay for plowing fees.
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.