Kim H. is a rattan basket maker. She is 58 years old and is a married mother, caring for three kids. One is a student and the other two are married and live away from home.
Since 2006, Kim H. and her husband have owned a small rattan basket production business. This couple also orders rattan items in bulk from other producers and takes them to sell door-to-door across the province. They always take a week or two weeks to sell their products.
Beside their current work, Kim H. and her husband always take time to cultivate rice crops for the dual purpose of eating and selling. The coming rainfall is good for growing but Kim H. doesn’t have capital yet to use on her farm. So she is looking for a loan to use towards purchasing fertilizer, insecticide, a water 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.