Kean, age 49, is a hard working man who lives in the Baray district of Kompong, Thom proivince. Kean has a life partner in his wife who is a rice cultivator as well as a pig raiser. They are blessed with eight children. Three of his children are single and attending public school, while the other five are ready married and live separately. Everyday Kean transports his firewood to sell in a local market by using animal power, but unfortunately, his cow is too old to do this work. Therefore, Kean is seeking for a loan to buy some buffalo to transport his firewood. In the future, Mr. Kean hopes that he’ll be able to build a wooden house that is bigger and stronger than the old one.
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.