Leng is a 45-year-old married woman. She is a mother of four children who are living under her income. Leng is a hardworking woman who supports her family. Presently, Leng generates her profit by farming. She is married to Pheap, who is a farmer too. Aside from farming, Leng also has another business as a vermicelli seller in a market near her community. She earns about $5 each day.
Leng and her husband wish to purchase a plowing machine to do her farm work and to employ labor, but they lack capital, so she and her husband would like to request some funds through HKL partner and Kiva. Leng has requested a loan for US$1,100 to add to her working business capital. She hopes that this fund will help her family make more profit and be happy.
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.