Rokey (shown in the photo) sells chickens and ducks that she buys from her villagers, transporting them to sell in a market approximately three kilometers from her house. Her husband, Mat, is a fisherman, and they have eight children - six sons and two daughters. Rokey is requesting a loan of 1,000 USD to assist in her husband’s fishing business by buying new fishing nets and a boat.
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.