Yuon (in the photo) sells steamed potatoes. She steams the potatoes at home and carries them to the market to sell. Her husband, Ko, assists his wife in the business. They have three sons and one daughter. One of the children is married and lives outside the family home, one is a construction worker, one helps with parents in the business, and the last is in school. The family lives in a village along National Road Number Five approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Yuon is asking for a loan of $1,200 to buy a Tuk-Tuk for her son-in-law to start a business driving a Tuk-Tuk taxi.
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.