At, age 42, is a farmer. Her husband, Yoeurn, age 45, is a house constructor. They have been married since 1991, and they have two sons and two daughters; one of their children assists his father in the construction business, another one stays at home, and the others attend school. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
At is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,500 to purchase additional construction materials for her husband’s construction business.
In this photo, At 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.