DAIKOU was founded in early 2013 by a group of friends both skilled and experienced in financial services. They began their micro credit operations in Boeung Kchang commune, Kandal Stoeung district, Kandal province. On 05th June 2013, DAIKOU registered with the Ministry of Interior as an NGO that worked to expand its credit activities to many villages, communes and districts within the Kandal province. A year later in June, DAIKOU registered with the National Bank of Cambodia as a microfinance institution for rural credit operator. In October 2015, DAIKOU obtained a full license as a rural credit operator from ministry of Commerce of Cambodia with the official name DAIKOU FINANCE PLC to operate as a rural credit operator in Cambodia.