Mrs. Eang L. can pursue a daily income in the amount of $4 by doing farming. Eang L. is married with seven children, four of whom are married and have started their own homes, while the remaining three are single. Her husband also assists to work in the farm fields frequently alongside her.
Growing potatoes and green beans is an annual action with which she has had great success. She is able to plant the crops at least twice a year by following both rainy and dry seasons. For the approaching farming season, Eang L. needs capital to buy fertilizer, insecticide, and seeds to cultivate on her own farmland. This is why she requested a loan from Kiva.
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.