Yom (in the photo) is 27 years old and her husband, Kamsun, is 30 years old. They live in a suburb of Phnom Penh, and they have two young children, one son and one daughter.
Yom is a garment worker, while her husband is hired to grow mushrooms and gets paid with fees.
Yom is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,500 to purchase a motorbike for commuting to work.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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.