Mao C., age 54, is a local farmer who lives in the province of Kompong Tom, a good territory for farming. He is a married man who is devoted to his three married children – two of whom are working in a variety of occupations to earn their daily income.
Mao C. owns a big farm that he inherited from his grandmother. He grows various crops on it. He is able to plant the crops at least twice a year.
Dry weather is expected in the beginning of this year, and it may affect Mao C.’s business. He faces a difficult season if he is not able to irrigate his crops. Sok Pom is taking out this loan to purchase a machine to pump water for his crops. He hopes to use the remainder of funds to grow a soy bean crop.
Mao C. and his wife are pictured on the photo.
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.