From Siem Reap Province, Mrs. Kong is a 45-year-old rice farmer. She also sells a few goods to her neighbors. She is a widow and currently lives with her four single children: two work in a various jobs while the other two are at school. She owns a piece of farmland that she inherited many years ago from her grandparents. She uses this land to grow vegetables. She often gets a good result from her crop-planting business and makes around $3 a day. She will use the loan to buy a used motor for transportation. With the rest of the funds she will purchase additional goods for sale and also repair her old house.
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.