Chhearng, 42, is the mother of six lovely children who lives in Ornlong Veng District, Ordor Meanchay Province, Cambodia. All of her children are single. For the past six years, Chhearng has been a rice farmer and she earns a low daily income. Her current rice crop is not growing well because of the lack of fertilizer and increased weeds and insects in her fields.
Chhearng has therefore decided to request a loan through the Kiva partner HKL to purchase fertilizer and insecticide. This will be her first loan with HKL and she hopes that her loan will increase her profit. In the future, she is hoping to have a bigger house than she currently does. Chhearng is very grateful to all of the lenders who help her family.
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.