Thol and his wife, Chanthy, have been married since 1996. They live in a village along National Road Number One about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Thol and his wife are vegetable farmers. He hopes to continue his business because farming is the main source of income to support his family. Hence he is applying for another loan of $500 to purchase seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain his farm.
Photo: Thol and his wife are pictured at home, not at the 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.