Savy (pictured here), 42, is a tailor. His wife, Savy, 42, is a garment worker. They live in in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married since 1989 and have four children--two sons and two daughters. Two of their children are garment workers, one attends school and the other one assists his father in a fishing business.
In addition, Savy also grows rice when rice-farming season comes. And when fishing season allows, he fishes with help from his son.
Savy is asking for a loan of $600 to buy a water pumping machine to spray his rice farm because the old one is broken.
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.