Rin V. is 35-year-old farmer and married woman. During the morning and in the late afternoon she works with her farming tools in the field. She normally grows cabbages, cucumbers, and morning glories from her own farmland that was inherited from her grandmother years ago. She will sell her crop when it matures, every two months after she begins planting. Her husband helps her in the field. Rin V. dreams of having a moto to use for her family’s traveling needs but she does not enough money to buy it. Therefore, she is requesting a loan of $700 to buy a motorcycle. This moto will help her to cut costs by no longer hiring taxis.
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.