Mrs. Min is a 36-year-old married woman from the Baray District, Kompong Thom Province. She is a good mother of eight children who are all single.
Min is a woman who works hard to support her family’s expenditure. At present, Min generates her profit by farming. From this micro-enterprise, she earns a low daily income. Taking time from this business, Min also tries hard to sell fish at the market. She earns around 2 USD per day. To help her with additional income, her two daughters are working as sewing factory workers in Phnom Penh City where they earn a sufficient salary every month.
Min wants to buy a piece of farmland to increase her output and advance her living standards. However, she lacks the money, so Min has already decided with her family to request funding through HKL, a partner of Kiva. She will use this loan to purchase a piece of farmland. She expects that this financing will help her family gather prosperity and increase output.
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.