Ek, age 44, is a rice farmer who has been living in the Ornlong Veng District of Siem Reap Province. Her husband is employed in the public sector as a soldier and has a specific salary every month. They are blessed with two school-age children and are able to live under their income. With the rainy season coming now, Ek would like to request some funding in order to pay for plowing costs and to begin planting potato seeds. Ek hopes she will increase her income by using a Kiva loan.
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.