There are many Cambodians who make a living as planter. One of them is Mrs. Hiek, 32, who has been working in this sector since 1999. Presently, Hiek grows maize and potatoes on her own farmland, which she inherited from her grandparents. From this business, she can generate an income of around US$ 2 per day. She is married to Sokhan, age 36. This humble couple has two children who depend on them. Both of their children are in school.
This growing-maize and potatoes season, the family planted one month ago but their maize is not growing well due to the lack of fertilizer. Because of this condition, Hiek and her husband would like to request a loan from Kiva in order to purchase fertilizer to improve her business. She says the income will help her improve her family's living standards. She is grateful to all lenders that help her family. She is shown with her husband.
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.