Um B. is a 54-year-old public officer who works in province of Kompong Chhnang. Her husband, Net Nat, is 60 and works in the farming business. Net Nat inherited the farmland where he and his wife grow different kinds of crops.This couple is blessed with four kids, one of whom is attending the public high school, the other three are married. Another source of income comes from her son who is a fish seller. This is the rainy season; her son house needs repairs and the roof of his house is torn because of strong winds. Um B. wants to help him, but she doesn’t have enough money to support the repairs. Um B. requested a loan from Kiva to hire construction workers to repair her son house.
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.