Mrs. Port S. has spent her life cultivating crops on her own farmland. This is a skill she learnt from her grandparent when she was young. Port S. is now married and is blessed with six children: two are married and the other four are single. Most of her children are employed, while her husband frequently works alongside her on the farm.
Growing crops is an annual activity with which she has had great success. She is able to plant crops at least twice a year by following both rainy and dry seasons. The coming rainfall is good for growing, however, Port S. doesn’t have capital yet to use on her farm. So, she is looking for a loan to hire a laborer to plow the farmland, and to buy fertilizers, insecticides, a pump and seeds for planting.
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.