Poy L. is 28, married and has four kids who are in primary school; her husband is a local construction worker. She has been cultivating rice since before she was married, a skill she learned years ago. After she was married her grandparents inherited a plot of land, which she uses for a farming business. Poy L. said that her entire family’s living situation is not so good because her old house has been cracked by water during the heavy rains. Therefore, Poy L. is requesting a loan in order to pay the cost of repairing her house.
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.