Chea S. is 49 years old and is a domestic farmer who lives in the province of Kompong Cham, which is the best territory for farming. She owns a plot of farmland that she inherited from her grandmother. Chea uses this land to grow rice and peanuts to sell. Her husband supports her in her farming business. The couple has five single children, three of whom are employed in Thailand while the others still study in a local school.
Because her farm is outside of a watering system, Chea is requesting a loan to dig an irrigation well. She plans to use the remainder of her loan to purchase some planks to enlarge her house.
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.