Mong has been spending her life cultivating crops in Kompong Cham Province. This is a skill she learned from her father when she was young. She is now married and has three children. One of them is school-aged and two of her children are working in Phnom Penh city where they can earn a suitable salary each month. Her husband works as a machine repairer in the village.
Mong’s husband faces difficulties with his traveling needs because he always has to pay a lot of money to a taxi driver when he wants to go to his work place and other places. Therefore, Mong hopes to reduce the amount her husband has to spend on transportation by using her loan to purchase a motorbike.
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.