Yeun (in the photo) lives in a village across the Mekong River, 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has four sons and three daughters. Four of her children are married and the other three are construction workers.
Yeun and her husband are farmers. In addition, they also raise fish at home. Yeun wants to assist her fish farming business by buying baby fish and fish feed, so she decided to apply for a loan to help her raise the capital needed.
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.