Mrs. Yat H. (pictured here) and her husband, Mr. Leang Lonh, live in a small village off of National Road Two about seventeen kilometers south of Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1980 and have three sons and three daughters. Two of them are married and live outside of the family home. Two are garment factory workers, one attends school and another one stays at home.
Yat and her husband are farmers. They grow cucumbers, squash and other crops on their farmland in the village. Besides farming, they are also fishermen. She is requesting a loan in the amount of $600 to purchase a boat and fishing material for her fishing business.
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.