Chuon, age 50, is a very hardworking father who is currently responsible for three school-aged children. They are living together in Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia. Chuon divorced his wife in the past few years due to family conflicts and unavoidable circumstances. Despite this, Chuon aims to improve his current businesses, which include rice farming and raising poultry, and to support his children’s education and their living needs. He typically generates an average income of 8.33 USD per day through his extreme efforts.
Chuon is now asking for a loan through HKL, a longstanding Kiva partner, to purchase numerous chicken eggs for hatching purposes. This will be a sufficient fund for Chuon to make improvements to his business and go far towards achieving his goal. In the future, Chuon plans to save some of his earned profit for the expansion of his poultry farm and provide a higher education to all his children.
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.