Touch is 41 years old, and his wife, Chrep, is 39. They have been married since 2012 and have four daughters. Two are garment workers and other two are in school. The family lives in a village about 28 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.
Touch fishes and builds houses for a living, while his wife is a garment worker. In addition, they grow rice when rice farming season comes.
Touch is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,300 to improve his rice farm. He will use it to buy fertilizer and purchase a cow to raise.
He hopes he will be able to earn extra income from selling calves when the cow delivers a baby.
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.