Meas R. has been in the farming business for years. She plants various crops to earn a living and typically generates an income of $1 per day. Her husband also helps her in the same business. Meas R. owns a farm that she inherited from her grandmother and she grows various crops on it.
Meas R. currently has one small shop in front of a garment factory where she sells a few products such as snacks, plastic products, and soft drinks.
This couple has been married for years and they have four children. All of them are employed in the factory and receive a formal salary per month. Meas R. hopes to enlarge her business and is applying for a loan to be used to buy a larger number of essential items 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.