Tai V. is a 56-year-old married woman and a local villager living in Kompong Cham province. She has a piece of farmland that she inherited many years ago from her grandparents. She uses this land to grow different kinds of crops at least two times a year, according to rainy season and dry season. She and her husband have been getting good results from growing crops.
They have given birth to four children. All of them are employed in different jobs, and they always share their profits with their parents to use on the daily expenses. Tai V.’s children are concerned because they face difficulties in traveling to their workplace. They always travel to work by hiring a taxi, as they don't have their own vehicle. To encourage her children, Tai V. has requested a loan in the amount of $800 to be used to buy a motorcycle to provide transportation without hiring a taxi.
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.