There are many Cambodians who make a living as rice cultivators. One of them is Mr. Ka, who has been working in this sector since 2005. He and his wife grow rice on their own farmland that they inherited from their grandparents. They have four children. Two of the children are married and live independently, and the other two are living with him.
From this business, Ka earns about $3 each day. To create more output in their farming business, he and his wife would like to purchase more farmland, but lack money. He decided with his wife to request some funds through HKL, a partner with Kiva. He hopes that these funds will help him meet prosperity and gain more output.
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.