Buying and selling animals is part of 31-year-old Mr. Leak S.’s daily routine. Leak S. always leaves home to buy animals and fatten them for a while at his house before selling them to gain income.
He has another financial earner in his wife, who sells Khmer noodles in the village. This couple has two kids who are still young and not enrolled in school.
Because his current business is the main financial contributor for his family, Leak S. wants to accumulate its capital and sustain its growth. Leak S. is asking for a loan in order to purchase more animals, such as cows and water buffalo, to resell to raise profit.
Leak S. was not available when the photo taken, so his wife and their children are 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.