Roth (in the photo) and his wife, Sreybourch, have been married for more than ten years and have two children who are in school--one son and one daughter. They live in a village outside Phnom Penh.
Roth is a rice farmer and he also was hired by a relative to sell groceries when he is not at the farm. His wife is a garment worker. He is asking for another loan of $400 to purchase seed, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain his rice 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.