Meas, aged 43, peacefully lives with his family in Reussey Keo district, a suburb area of Phnom Penh. To earn a living, he operates a motorcycle transportation business, providing his services to people living in his community. He has been engaged in this type of business since 2008, earning in the vicinity of $5 per day. Meas is responsible for three single children, two of whom are under his care.
Meas has been a client of HKL for one loan already in order to gain access to financial services. With the help of the previous loan, he was able to upgrade part of his living conditions, and he is now asking for another loan of $1,000 to invest in a hog-raising business. He will purchase five piglets and feeds for fattening them. He hopes to improve his general living conditions and increase his business activities to pursue a higher standard of living.
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.