A resident of Baray District in Kompong Tom Province, Min S. has been in the farming business for many years. She and her husband often use their existing farmland for cultivating crops at least twice a year following the dry season and rainy season. As well, the couple has been raising a few piglets both for offspring and for slaughter.
They are the parents of eight unmarried children, three of whom work in jobs requiring them to commute by motor taxi because they don’t have a vehicle. Min is therefore requesting a loan to buy a used motorbike for her children to ride to their workplace. She hopes to use the rest of loan to hire a plowing machine for her farmland so she can start to plant her crops during the dry season.
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.