Yat, a widowed mother, lives in a village about 35 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She is a rice farmer.
Yat wants to buy a motorcycle for her grandchild to drive to school, but she does not have money. Hence, she decided to ask for a loan to make the purchase.
Photo: Yat and her daughter were together on disbursement day.
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.