Sorn N. is a 38-year-old married woman who earns a daily income cultivating rice crops. She owns a piece of farmland that she inherited many years ago from her grandparents, and she uses this land to grow different kinds of crops. Her husband works in the farm fields frequently alongside her. They have five unmarried children. One of their children is employed as a sewing worker on a fixed salary. Sorn N. currently generates an income of approximately $1.5 per day from her rice-growing business.
To make additional income, Sorn N. is applying for a loan to purchase many ducklings for feeding, and she will sell them out when they are big enough.
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.