The woman shown in the picture is Mrs. Kry. She is 41 years old and is a humble mother who has three children who attend school. Since 2000, she has been cultivating rice on the farmland that she inherited from her grandparents. Her husband also works with her on the farm. In addition to the current farming work, Mrs. Kry’s husband also raises and sells animals. He buys them from the villagers, fattens them for a while and then sells them for a profit. Because the animal sales business is the most important source of income for her family, Mrs. Kry requested a loan for her husband to buy an extra cow to raise and sell.
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.