The man shown in the picture above is Loun M., a 31-year-old farmer residing in the rural area of Kompong Cham province. He plants different kinds of rice crops following the rainy and dry seasons. His wife works in a factory. Loun M. is looking for a $750 loan as capital to support his farming business. He will use the loan to buy a cow to plow the farmland. Loun M. has a child who is attending school.
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.