Mrs. Ly is 45 years old and a married woman who lives in the province of Kompong Cham. She and her husband are local cultivators, and they have two children. One of their children is employed as a sewing worker. They currently generate an income of approximately $3 per day by growing different crops.
Mrs. Ly is seeking a loan in the amount of $600 to be used to plant a potato crop during the coming rainy season. For the future, she hopes to enlarge the size of their crops, to build a new house which is bigger than their present one, and also to help find a definite occupation for her kids.
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.