Mrs. Mao P. is a single mother caring for four children in Battambang Province. All four of the children attend the local school and are dependent on her income. She married years ago, but divorced her husband.
Mrs. Mao P. is a local farmer. She owns a piece of land that she inherited from her grandmother. She grows different kinds of crops on her land, such as cabbages, cucumbers, and morning glories, which she sells to buyers every two or three months when the plants mature.
Mrs. Mao P. is a sacrificing and determined woman who tries to earn money to ensure her children will attain the highest level of education. She faces a difficult season if she is not able to irrigate her crops. She is taking out her loan to purchase some pipe to connect with her existing machine to pump water for her crops. The rest of the funds will be used to pay school fees for her children.
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.