Mrs. Thai T. is a middle-aged woman and is the mother of two children, both of whom go to school or work. In order to support her family, Thai T. sells a few grocery items out of her home. She began doing this a year ago and earns approximately $3 per day. She has a life partner in her husband who shown in the photo above. He is a domestic farmer who owns a machine that he uses to pick rice for fees. Thai T. has two hectares of farmland where she and her husband want to plant potatoes to make extra income but don’t have the capital to do so. Because she doesn't have money, Thai T. decided to request a loan to buy farm supplies for her field. Additionally, she hopes to enlarge her grocery business with any remaining cash from the loan.
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.