Farming is the most important part of 30-year-old Run’s daily work and she has been a farmer since 1999. She and her husband have two kids who are both school-aged. To improve the family’s living situation, Run’s husband works as a sugar-palm tree climber in the village. Run and her husband can earn a daily profit of 3 USD.
It is planting season, and Run and her husband want to buy rice seed and fertilizer to cultivate their field. They lack the money to do this, and are requesting a loan from Kiva lenders. Run says that this loan will be very useful to her family. In the future, she hopes to improve her house and provide a good education for her children.
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.