Kuch, aged 32, has been a hard-working farmer for almost 17 years in Kompong Cham province where he happily lives with his wife, a local rice farmer, and their two children who attend school. Despite hardship, he aims to improve his rice farming business and provide the basic necessities for his two children.
Also, Kuch plans to become involved in trading firewood to earn additional income. As a result, he is asking for a loan of 800,000 KHR to purchase a stock of firewood for trading purposes. Through the help of the loan, Kuch will have sufficient funds to invest in his new business from which he hopes to receive good revenue to support their daily sustenance and for future emergencies.
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.