Yaeun has full-time employment. Her husband, Hong is a horse cart driver and fisherman and farmer. They have three children--one son and two daughters. All of them attend school. The family is living in a village across Mekong River about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Yaeun is applying for a loan of $200 to help with her husband’s farming business by purchasing fertilizer and paying plowing fees.
Photo: Yaeun and her husband and daughter.
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.