Mrs. Chea is 43 years old. She operates a small business from her home for additional income while the main source of her revenue is generated from farming. She has four children, one of whom is married and lives separately while the other three are still students in local public schools. Mrs. Chea typically earns around $2 per day through farming to support her family.
Mrs. Chea will use her first loan from HKL to pay a fee to rent farmland. Chea hopes that one day she’ll own the farmland she rented from her neighbor 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.