Pech is 47 years old. He is a widower who is responsible for two children, both of whom are married. Recently he lives with one of his sons and his daughter-in-law in a small house in Ornlong Veng district.
Pech used to work as a soldier many years ago, but now he is in the business of cultivating rice and other crops on his own plot of farmland. With income from this business, he can spend on food, clothes, and his daily expenses.
Pech is asking for an additional capital in the amount of USD 800 to purchase a piece of farmland to expand his current business. From this purchase, Pech believes that he will be able to obtain a fruitful harvest each season and thereby increase his household income.
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.