Hen K. is a widowed 53-year-old living in Pursat Province. She has six children, two of whom are single and four of whom are married.
K. earns a living by selling Khmer noodles and raising poultry. She is also a local rice farmer. She earns approximately $10 a day to support her family's living expenses from these businesses which she began in 1979. To further help meet the family's needs, two of her children are employed as electricians for a company.
Due to this coming rice-planting season, K. requested a loan of $1000 to pay for plowing the farmland as well as buying rice seed and fertilizers.
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.