Mrs. Tyas S. (in the photo with her young son) is 44 years old. She and her husband, Mr. Mat Ell, live along National Road Number Six about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. They have four children – three sons and one daughter.
Tyas sells snacks from home. Her husband is a fisherman. She is asking for a loan of $800 to purchase a fishing boat for her husband.
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.