There are numerous Cambodians who make a living as domestic rice cultivators; one of them is Mrs. Moun who has been working in this sector since 2008. She and her husband grow different kinds of crops and fruit on their own farmland that they inherited from their grandparents. From this business they can generate an income of around 11 USD per day. This polite couple has three single children who are students. This rainy season, the family wants to plant potatoes, but they don’t have money to grow them. Because of this issue, Mrs. Moun needs a loan from Kiva in order to plant potatoes.
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.