Svey, 43, is a married woman who has been living in the Ornlong Veng district of Siem Reap province. She has spent her life cultivating various kinds of crops such as rice, potatoes and soy beans. She is married to Mr. Lim who also works in the same business. They have given birth to three children, all of whom are attending school. Their children also assist Svey on the farm when they are free from studying. This humble couple typically make a profit of around $7.50 USD, which they use to help meet the family’s needs.
The coming rainfall is good for her crops; therefore, Svey would like to request a loan to buy some fertilizers to put on the farmland and to fix her broken threshing machine. In the future, she wishes to expand her existing farmland and see her children through to a high level of education.
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.