Kong R. is a 52-year-old married woman and a local villager living in a medium-sized home with family members in Kompong Cham Province. She has a life partner in her husband who works as a fisherman in his community. She has seven children; five are married, the other two are single, and they are employed in various jobs. Kong R. owns a piece of farmland that she inherited many years ago from her grandparents. Kong R. uses this land to grow rice crop, and she could get the great result from her farming business almost every season. Kong R. will be using her loan to add to her personal savings to buy a plot of her neighbor’s farmland near her house, which is a good location for farming. She will use this land for doing farming.
Note: Kong R. and her husband are in the photo.
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.