Suon S., age 51, is pictured with her husband under their roof. To earn a living, Suon S. cultivates a rice crop on her existing farmland. The family typically generates a revenue of US$ 2 each day and have been in their business for years. They have five kids, three of whom are single and the other two are married. Two of their children already work in different jobs to earn income. After heavy rain, this is the good time for growing crops, but Suon S. is still not planting crops yet. She hopes to use her Kiva loan to purchase fertilizers, insecticides, and watermelon seeds for planting.
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.