Yet, age 51, pictured here at her home, is a widow with two sons. She lives in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. One son is a garment worker and the other attends school.
Yet is a rice farmer. She is applying for her first loan of $1,000 to buy a motorcycle for her son, who is a garment worker, to get to work.
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.