Sophon (in the photo) and her husband, Nol, have been married since 1979 and have two sons and two daughters. Two of them are married and live in separate homes, one is a garment worker and another one is a fisherman. They live in a village about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Sophon sells fish that her husband catches. Her husband is a fisherman. Sophon is applying for a loan of $800 to purchase a motorcycle for commuting. She will also use a part of the loan to build a restroom for family use.
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.