Yoan (in the photo) is 60, and lives in a village about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has four sons and two daughters. Three of her children are married and live separately, two are garment factory workers, and another stays at home.
Yoan and her husband are vegetable farmers. She wants to maintain her vegetable farm by buying nets to sheathe her vegetables from the sun and also to purchase vegetable seeds. That’s why she has asked for a loan.
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.