Touch (in the photo) lives in a village across the Mekong River about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has been married since 1985 and has three sons and two daughters. One of her children is married and lives in a separate home, one is a driver, and the others attend school.
Touch is a cleaner for a company, while her husband is a construction worker. She plans to buy a motorbike for commuting because she does not have her own motorcycle and needs to ride to work with her neighbors very often.
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.