Po is 56 years old, a resident living in the Baray district of Kompong Tom province, Cambodia. Po is married and has a married child and two school-aged children. Being a responsible father and head of the family, Po works very hard to raise his children and to provide them with basic necessities. Despite his hardships, Po wants to lift his family out of poverty and ensure a betting living standard.
Recently, Po has been in the business of raising pigs and piglets in his yard and cultivating rice crops amongst the two seasons of the year. In addition, his wife helps him earn the household income by providing tailoring and sewing services to people in their community.
Po is requesting financial support, amounting to USD 1,500, in order to enable him to buy an additional plot of farm land to enhance his business. Also, he will use a portion of the loan to purchase feeds for his pigs. He realizes that this loan will be a great help in improving his family-owned businesses.
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.