Mr. Kunthea N. and his wife, Mrs. Srey Khun, have been married since 1986 and have six children (five sons and one daughter). One of them has a full-time job and the others are in school.
For more than ten years, Khunthea has been producing concrete posts (for building fences) and concrete pipes (for using in sewage systems). He has asked for a Kiva loan once already. This time, he is asking for a loan of $1,200 to purchase a motorbike to help his children get to school.
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.