Chea is a domestic farmer in the Siem Reap Province. She works at growing fruit on her farm. Chea and her husband make approximately US $3.5 per day from their fruit-planting business.
This couple has given birth to six children, all of whom are single. Three of them are employed as local workers and work by picking potatoes at a farm.
The family owns some medium-size farm land where they plant jackfruit, banana, and mango trees, but now they don’t have enough money to plant more. Hence, Chea is looking for a loan to purchase different kinds of fruit seeds for planting. She wants to use the remainder to sell some goods in front of her 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.