Chea is originally from Kompong Speu province. He lives there with his spouse and some of his children. Presently, six of his children are already married while the remaining child is single and helps them with the farming business. Chea and his wife help each other manage their own farmland for their livelihood. Together, they are able to generate income in the neighborhood of USD 4.00 per day and they have been in the business for more over 30 years. Despite their hardships, Chea would like to help their descendants to get a higher education.
The purpose of the loan he requested from HKL and Kiva is to pay for tuition fees for his grandchild who is attending a university. He believes that he will be able to help him finish his education so that he can have a bright future someday.
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.