Long S., 36, is a married woman living in Phnom Penh City. She and her husband are local farmers growing vegetables and ducks. They earn $6.66 a day on average. The couple is blessed with three children, all of whom are in school. She will use some of her loan to buy more ducks to grow, but will use most of it to buy fertilizer and vegetable seed to plant on her farmland after the rains fall and the land is suitable for production.
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.