Mr. Ek S., 54, and his wife, Saov Yoan, 39, are residents of Pursat Province. The couple have four children, all of whom are still young and attending school. They are farmers who own a plot of land in their village to grow different kinds of crops like rice, fruits and vegetables. They have been in this business since 1979. These crops are the main source of income for their family.To alleviate the hard physical labour and to expand the business, Mr. S. would like to apply for a loan to purchase a farming machine for plowing and transportation purposes.
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.