Tan C. is a 57-year-old, married woman who lives in the province of Kompong Tom. She and her husband cultivate rice crops on their own land. They have been spending most their lives in the farming business and they average 3 USD per day in profits from this occupation. In addition to farming, her husband also buys poles to make wooden beds to sell for additional income to support the whole family. They have 6 children; 4 are single and 2 are married. Three of the children are employed, earning profits in a variety of jobs. Tan C. would like to ask for a loan, to add with her savings, to hold a wedding party for her kid.
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.