Mrs. Yorn T. (in the photo), 38, is a widow with three sons and two daughters. The family lives in a small village along National Road Number Five approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Yorn is a rice farmer, and she slso sells steamed corn when she is not busy at her farm. She is asking for her first loan of $300 to purchase seeds, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her rice farm.
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.