Mrs. Yong S., 57 and her husband, Mr. Thoeun Pha, 60, live along National Road Number One, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1970 and have 8 children: 4 sons and 4 daughters. Three of them were married and live outside the family home and one son is a garment factory worker.
Yong has been selling groceries for 2 years. She buys grocery items from Korki market for resale in front of her house. Her husband has been a farmer for 30 years. She is asking for a loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorcycle for commuting.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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.