Tieng resides in Kompong Cham Province. To earn a living, she plants rice crops on her farmland. On average, she could make about $1.50 profit a day to use for financial expenses. She shares some responsibilities with Tieng, her husband, who is a tobacconist in the mobile place and he earns around US $2 each day. They have been married for many years and they are blessed with a kid who is attending primary school and lives under their income. To expand her husband's business, Tieng would like to borrow funds provided by leaders on Kiva to assist her husband torward buying more tobacco to store for future sale.
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.