Chan K., 58, is a village woman living in Kompong Cham Province. She is a local crop farmer, growing rice, vegetables, and corn on her own farmland. Her husband is a local farmer, and he helps her in the farming business as well. This couple has eight children, four of whom are single. The other four are married. They have two children who work in a casino in Kompong Sam Province, and they have a salary about $80 per month.
The coming rainfall will be good for her crop, however, Chan K. doesn’t have capital yet to use on her farm. So, Chan K. is looking for a loan to use towards purchasing fertilizers, corn seed, and vegetables for planting.
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.