Von, age 50, is an experienced farmer. She has been involved in farming since 1983 on her own farm, which is near her village. From this work, she is able to earn about 2 dollars daily.
Von is married to Chan, age 47, who is also a farmer. The couple has four children, one of them is already married and lives away from her parents, and the other three children are all single. Presently, two of her kids are employed as blacksmiths in Kompong Cham Province, Cambodia.
Because Von's children work far away from the village, they face difficulties with their traveling needs because they must always pay a lot of money to a taxi driver when they want to go to their workplaces and other places. Therefore, Von hopes to reduce her children's expenses for 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.