Saron is 31 years old and his wife is 28 years old. They have been married since 2001 and have two children--one son and one daughter. One is in school and another in still young. They live along National Road Number Six, about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Saron is a fisherman and assists his wife in their farming business. His wife is a lotus farmer. He is asking for a loan of $1,200 to purchase a boat and boat motor.
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.