Yeun (in the photo) is 55 years old and lives across the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has nine children--six sons and three daughters. Four are married; three are construction workers; one stays at home and another one is still young.
Yeun and her husband are rice farmers. In addition, her husband is also a fisherman. She is applying for a loan of $700 to buy a motorcycle for her sons who are construction workers to use to drive to work.
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.