Khuon S., 45, is a widow who lives in the province of Kompong Cham. She is a local rice farmer who has been working in this sector since her children were very young. Currently, she owns a piece of land on which she cultivates different kinds of crops to earn a living.
Khuon S. was married, but her husband died of senility years ago, leaving her with three children. To help meet the family’s financial needs, one of her sons is working for a tour company. She saw that her son is having difficulty commuting to work because he doesn’t own a vehicle. Therefore, Khuon S. decided to seek a loan to purchase a used motorcycle for her son to ride to work.
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.