Mrs. S., 40, has a life partner in her husband who works planting crops and they live in a rural area of Kompong Tom Province. S. currently earns her daily revenue by working as a requirement (casual) laborer. She is also hired by people to clean up their farmlands and typically earns approximately $2 each day. S. has six children who are now single and almost all of whom work in various jobs.
S. will use this first loan she has requested to purchase supplies such as seed, fertilizer and insecticide for her husband to use.
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.