Mao S., 29, owns and operates a plot of farmland on which she grows a variety of crops. On the other hand, she is also hired by neighbors to sew their clothes. She is a single lady who tries to generate income to meet her financial crises and to feed her family.
Since 1995, Mao S. has been operating both her above businesses. She now requests a loan of $700 to upgrade and enlarge her farm supplies. She will use her loan to buy fertilizer and to pay plowing and irrigation expenses.
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.