Khean K. is a 48-year-old married woman and mother. She lives with other family members in her own small home in Kompong Cham province. She owns a piece of land, inherited from her grandmother, which she and her husband use to plant rice crops annually. The couple has five children; three are single and two are married. Two of their children work in the garment industry. Khean K. plans to use her loan to buy a cow to help her in the farm field.
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.