Mrs. Tieng is now 53-years-old. She is a resident of the Ornlong Veng district, Siem Reap province. She is married with 8 children. It’s quite a big family and she has to work hard to support her family.
She has spent most of her life cultivating crops such as rice, watermelons, beans and various other crops that depend on the season and the market’s demand. She can generate an average of $3.00 per day through farming activities, and she also gets another income from her husband who is a retired soldier. During this season, Tieng plans to grow melon and bean crops. Anyway, she needs some funds to support this project. So she decided to look for some funds from HKL and Kiva in order to purchase crop seeds for growing. She is very happy and thankful for the support in her business. In the future, she hopes to expand her farmland and grow as many kinds of crops as possible.
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.