Than and his wife are rice farmers. In addition, he is also a fisherman. They live along National Road Number One, about 35 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have seven children. Unfortunately, one of their children had died.
Than had asked for a Kiva loan once before. He now asks for another loan in the amount of $1,200 to purchase a motorbike for his son to ride to work.
In the photo, Than and his wife are at home, not at the 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.