Long L., 44, a local farmer who has been growing rice since 1985, is married to Keo La, 45, who owns a machine that provides a battery-charging service for neighbors. This couple has been married for many years and is blessed with three school-aged children. Long L.’s husband has gained much income from his service, but unfortunately the machine often breaks down, thus affecting his income. To solve the problem, Long L. is requesting a loan to hire a mechanic to repair it.
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.