Kdoep (pictured above), 45, is a fisherman. His wife, Srey, is 41 years old and stays at home doing housework. They have been married since 1985 and have six children - one son and five daughters. One is married and lives outside the family home, two are garment workers, two assist their parents in a farming business and another one is in school. The family lives in a small village off of National Road Number Two about seventeen kilometers south of Phnom Penh City.
Kdoep is requesting a loan in the amount of $500 to purchase fishing materials for his 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.