Mrs. Mom is a 52-year-old married woman. She has a life partner in her husband who is in the same career as her. They cultivate rice crops for their livelihood. Together, they earn a profit of about $5 per day by doing this business. They have given birth to seven children who live together with them in a home.
Currently, Mrs. Mom has encountered difficulties in her farming because her plowing machine has broken down in the last few months. She wants to fix this machine and use it again during the rainy season this year. However, she doesn’t have enough money to repair it yet.
Mrs. Mom wants to use this loan to fix her plowing machine and buy some mineral fertilizers for her rice crop. This is her first loan with Kiva. She would like to say thank you to all of Kiva’s lenders who kindly help her family as well as other poor people.
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.