Yon is a farmer who raises pigs at home, while her husband, Phally, is a fisherman and farmer. They live in a village across the Mekong River, about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have seven children: five sons and two daughters. Two are married and live separately; one is a security guard, one is a garment worker, another one attends school and the other two are still young.
Yon is a asking for a loan of $1,500 in order to assist in her rice farming by buying a motorized hand tiller.
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.