Pom C., 44, lives in the province of Kompong Tom, Cambodia, where he and his wife own and work a plot of land next to their house, growing both rice and also fishing. They can plant the crops twice a year and they were taught this by a grandfather.
Pom C. is now a good father of four children, all of whom are single. They help with their mother's farm work and also work in other different jobs. This is the dry season and it may affect his farming business. He faces a difficult season if he is not able to irrigate his crop. Pom C. is taking out his loan to purchase some pipe and a machine that he uses to pump water for his crops.
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.