Mrs. Srey C., 44, and her husband, Mr. Sokhum Chea, 54, who live on an island in the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1983 and have three children: two sons and one daughter. One of their sons is a monk and the other one works in garment factory. Their daughter works in a restaurant. Mrs. Srey has been selling firewood in the village for ten years, while her husband is a fisherman. Mrs. Srey is requesting a loan of $250 to purchase a boat and fishing nets for her husband continue 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.