Keo T., 61, is a village woman living in Kompong Chhnang province. Keo T. and her husband are local crop farmers, growing rice on their own farmland. She has four children, two of whom are single and two are married, and they live independently from their parents. To help meet the family's daily expense needs, one of Keo T. daughters is a sewing worker, and has a regular salary every month. Keo T. is seeking a loan to buy a cow which can be used for breeding in order to raise calfs. This loan will provide her and family with an additional new asset.
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.