Mrs. Van, age 50, lives in the Prey Chor district of Kompong Cham Province. To earn a living, she and her husband plant and harvest crops, thereby earning around $2 in profit to be used toward providing for the needs of the family. The couple is shown here with their youngest child. They have ten children, one of whom is married and living separately.
In order to generate additional income, four of their children are employed as garment factory workers and contribute their monthly salaries to the family.
Mrs. Van is requesting a loan with which she will make essential repairs to the old house in which the family lives.
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.