Keatha (pictured here) and his wife, Naren, live in a village across the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have two young sons.
The couple has been farming for five years. They grow rice and vegetables. In addition, Keatha is a fisherman.
Keatha is applying for a loan in the amount of $500 to buy seeds, fertilizer, and pesticides to maintain his farm and pay for plowing fees.
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.