Soeun V., 45, is a busy woman who earns money from various ventures. She cultivates rice in the Province of Kompong Chhnang. She buys when rice is at the lowest price and then resells it to gain income.
She is a widowed mother who has given birth to three children. All of her children are unmarried and working in various occupations. They share their salary with Soeun V. to manage the whole expenses in the family. Soeun V. believes that during the rice harvesting season she requires capital to purchase many sacks of rice to store. She will resell them when rice is commanding the highest price.
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.