Yuos T., age 55, cultivates a variety of crops on farmland that was inherited from her grandparents. She has financial support in her husband, who is a village advisor. For years, they have owned a medium-sized house located in a rural area of Phnom Penh, where they live with their family. The couple has given birth to nine children, six of whom are now married.
Yuos T. has made an income through her farming work in order to feed their children from the time they were young. Yuos T. has requested a loan in order to purchase a farming machine to supply her farming business. She plans to rent her new machine to other farmers for a fee.
(Mrs. Yuos T. was not available for photographing so her husband is pictured instead.)
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.