Som C. I. is 47 years old. She is a local farmer who lives with her family in a wooden house in Kompong Tom province. Som is a married woman who has given birth to six children, all of whom are single. Two of her children work as sewers in a factory. Som and her husband help each other plant and harvest rice and vegetables on their own fertile land.
Som recently completed rebuilding her house. She would like to invite her relatives and neighbors for a housewarming party, but she lacks the funds to hold this party. Therefore, she is requesting a Kiva loan.
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.