Leng C. lives in the rural Kompong Cham province, about 150 kilometers from the capital city Phnom Penh. She owns a small family house and resides with her other family members. Since 1990, she has been learning basic farming skills from her parents, which she uses to earn a living. Her younger sister, who appears in the right of the photo, is her business partner and helps with the planting of the rice and vegetable crops. Once the crops mature, they harvest and then sell them. Leng C. has a son who is unemployed, but he has construction skills. He hopes to use his skills to earn an income, but he requires some materials in order to do so. Leng C. has applied for a $1,100 loan to purchase construction materials to help her son. Leng C. is a widow and a mother blessed with six children: five are married, and one is single.
About HKLHattha 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.
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