Mrs. Srouy S., 26, is a married mother of four small kids, all of whom are enrolled in school and under her care. Srouy S. is a local farmer who plants rice and vegetables on the land that she inherited from her parents. But with the farming season approaching, she doesn’t have enough materials to supply her field, so she is looking for a loan to buy fertilizer and crop seeds. She proposes to use the other half of the loan to buy a piece of farmland, on which she will plant a variety of crops. Srouy S.'s husband assists her in growing crops.
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.