Seng, age 44, is married with four children, two of whom are themselves married. One of their single children is a sewing worker.
She is a domestic rice farmer in the Prey Chor district. Aside from her current occupation, she also sells sugar cane juice in front of her house for extra income as the photo above shows.
Her husband is a motor taxi driver in the local market and earns a profit of about $1.50 per day. Usually Seng generates around $1.60 of profit a day to meet the needs of her family.
Previously she prepared the wedding party for one of her children, but hasn't paid for some of the expenses yet. This is the main reason she has decided to seek a loan: to pay the remaining wedding-ceremony expenses.
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.