Mrs. Bong is a 43-year-old single parent who has been living in Kompong Cham province. To generate her income, she has been involved in cultivating rice crops. She has five children, one of whom works as a laborer in Korea in order to support the family and provide a good education for his younger brothers and sisters.
Bong is now taking out a loan of $500 to buy a stock of cashew nuts from her local villagers’ plantations. This project will create a good income for the family later.
She will use the increase in her income to expand her businesses. She hopes to uplift her family out of poverty some day as she strives to work harder.
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.