Ket K. H. has spent her whole life cultivating crops in the province of Kompong Cham. She is now married and has four school-aged children. Her husband works alongside his wife in the fields. She and her husband always grow their crops on an annual schedule, a system with which they have experienced great success. They are able to plant the crops at least twice a year, according to the rainy and dry seasons.
Ket K. is taking out this loan in order to purchase a piece of farmland in a good location for farming. She plans to grow a variety of crops on her new land.
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.