Tan S. is a 31-year-old farmer who resides in the best territory of Kompong Tom, in a good location for farming. To earn a living, Tan S. plants potatoes and peanut trees on her own piece of farmland. She currently earns approximately of $2 a day to contribute her family. To provide more income for family, her husband is a blacksmith for a small firm. The family lives with two school-aged children. Tan S. will be using her first loan to purchase a motorbike, which she and her family will use for traveling purposes.
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.