Yan is 26 years old and her husband, Seng is 29 years old. They live along National Road Number 6, about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2009 and have one young daughter.
Yan sells chickens. She buys chickens from the local market and carries them by her motorbike to sell in Phnom Penh market. Unfortunately, the motorbike was stolen. Because of this, Yan decided to apply for a loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorbike.
Yan and her husband are pictured in the photo.
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.