Yoeun, age 37, is a farmer. Her husband, Oeurn, age 40, is a fisherman. They live in a village about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City and they have seven sons. Three are employed, three attend school, and another one is still young.
Yoeun is applying for a loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorcycle for her son to get to work.
Photo: Yoeun is at home, not at the farm.
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.