Kean, 47, is a hardworking villager from Kompong Cham province. He is a farmer, cultivating rice crops alongside his spouse to generate income for the family. He has been in the business with more than 30 years of experience. He has four single children and a married child. Two among them are employed as garment-sewing staff in the province.
To improve his business, Kean is asking for a loan from HKL to purchase a cow for farming purposes. And with the remaining amount, he wants to buy zinc (sheet metal) to replace a broken wall. He hopes to provide his family good living conditions through using the loan and as he strives to work harder.
For his business goal, he expects to buy extra farmland to increase his rice production so that he can sell some for more profit.
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.