Touch (in the photo) and her husband Huon are farmers. They grow rice and sugarcane. In addition, Huon is also a fisherman, while Touch sells the fish that her husband caught. The couple lives across the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh and they have eight children: four sons and four daughters.
Touch is asking for a loan of $400 to use on her sugar cane farm by buying buy seeds and paying for plowing fees.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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.