Mrs. T., 39, is a local crop farmer who lives in a rural area of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. In addition to her crops, she raises pigs in a pigpen behind her house. She has a life partner in her husband who is a requirement worker (casual laborer).
T. has two single kids who are employees at different companies, while another one is now married and lives independently. Mrs. T. will be using a Kiva loan to purchase a plot of another farmer’s farmland, in which she will plant various crops for additional income.
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.