Touch (in the photo) is a construction worker, while his wife, Onn, is a farmer. They live in a village across the Mekong River, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City and they have one son and three daughters. Three of the children are married and one lives at home.
In addition, Touch and his wife raise cows at home. Touch is asking for a loan of $700 to purchase one more cow to raise. When the cows give birth, he sells the calf
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.