Keo H. sells many wares in her village, Banteay Meanchey province. She sells the items like soft drink, sweets for kids, shampoo, cooking supplies, and other products. Keo H. is a widow woman, and she currently lives with her three children; two are single and one is married but they still living under a roof. Due to the fact that the rice-harvesting season is coming, Keo H. has decided to seek a loan on Kiva for capital to buy more rice during the time when rice is commanding its lowest price. Then she will sell it later when the price is increasing.
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.