Mrs. Chhan is a local farmer in Kompong Cham province. She has been working in agriculture since she was young and single. She is good at planting crops on her own fertile land and earns around $1.50 a profit a day to use for daily expenses.
Mrs. Chhan is married to Mr. Soung, 67, who also works with her in the farm field. They have seven children -- two are single and are working in a garment factory, while the other five are already married and live in their own houses.
Mrs. Chhan would like to borrow some funds from Kiva in order to buy a motorcycle for her sons to ride to work. She will use the rest of the loan to plant corn, sesame and sugar cane.
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.