Sang is a 32-year-old noble villager and resident of Baray District, Kompong Tom Province. He is married to Khem, a 27-year-old local rice farmer. The couple has two children; they attend school and still depend on their parent's income.
Sang is an operator of two-hectares of farmland, on which he, together with his wife, plants and harvests rice to sell each season. He would like to provide his children basic necessities and a good education, which is why he pursues a recycling business for supplementary income. He has been in this occupation for five years already.
Due to the shortage of funds needed to invest in his recycling business, he is asking for a loan of 400,000 KHR to use for the purchase of recycled materials. Sang will be able to make this business more viable and profitable. He hopes that his business will grow and generate a satisfactory income in order to support his living needs.
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.