Kak is 54 years old. He and his wife Pern (53 years old and pictured with him) live along National Road Number Six, about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have eight children: six sons and two daughters. Three are married and live outside the family home, one is a construction worker, one sells televisions and radios, and the other three are in school.
Kak is asking for his first loan of 700 USD to buy seed, fertilizer, and pesticides to maintain his farm.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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.