Oum C. is a 48 year old farmer who lives in Kompong Tom Province. Oum C. was married, but her husband died several years ago. She has a life partner in her daughter, who sells grocery items in her community in order to earn additional profit. Oum C. normally works in the field with her daughter. Oum C. currently generates an income of approximately $2.50 per day from her farmland.
Oum C.’s daughter wants to expand her stock for more sales, but she doesn’t have the funds yet. So, Oum C. will use her loan for her daughter to purchase additional grocery products to sell.
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.