Mr. Chea T., age 53, is married with six children, two of whom are married and four are attending school. He is a rice cultivator who has a big farmland to plant rice crops on. For extra profit, he also goes to the river where he uses some implements to fish. His wife works breeding animals outside of their home for sale. Usually the couple generate around US$ 6 in profit a day to meet the needs of their family.
Chea T. is taking out a loan of US$ 600 for his wife to purchase piglets, ducks, and chickens to continue raising. (Chea T. was not available for a photo, so his wife is pictured instead.)
Hattha Kaksekar Limited is one of the largest and most successful microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cambodia. The organization provides microfinance services to the poor, particularly women, in urban and rural areas. Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to expand the outreach of HKL’s financial services to a greater number of clients in rural areas of Cambodia.