Khourn M. is 50 years old, married and the mother of four children, three of whom are married and one single. Her husband, Soam Saran is 51 years old and is a fisherman who catches fish along the river. Khourn M. raises pigs as well as cultivates rice to earn a living and earns around $2 each day. Her business is running smoothly and is profitable because she has many years of experience in her business. To make the business more successful with much income, Khourn M. is requesting a loan for extra capital to grow rice or raise pigs. She hopes to use the rest of the loan to buy more tools for her husband’s fishing.
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.