Mr. Dy S., 61, and his wife, Ouk Chea, 60, are farmers in Thmor Village, Kampong Cham Province, where they grow mushrooms. They both earn about $10 per day and have five children, two married and three single. One is a grocer in Siem Reap, while another is a motorbike taxi driver. The other three children are students.
Mr. S. seeks a $1,100 loan to expand his mushroom growing business. He hopes this investment will improve his family’s financial stability and pay for his children’s education. S., Chea, and their child are shown in the photo.
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.