The two people shown in the picture are Ke P., 38, and his wife, also age 38. They currently live in Kompong Cham province. Ke P. earns a living by cultivating rice with his wife. They have six children, one of whom is a Khmer food vendor from morning until evening next to her house. Ke P. will be using his loan to get a mortgage for farmland for his neighbor and to buy natural fertilizer for her crop to grow well.
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.