Kan (pictured above) and his wife are rice farmers. Besides the farming business, he also raises cows at home. The couple has been married since 1979, and they have six children: four sons and two daughters. Four of them are married; three live in separate homes. One raises cows at home and another one is a driver for a government agency that builds roads. He does not have a motorbike for commuting; hence, Kan decided to apply for a loan of $1,500 to buy a motorcycle for his son.
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.