Mrs. Nam is a 57-year-old married woman who resides in the Pouk district. Besides farming, she is skilled in making bamboo baskets to generate additional income of $1.50 per day. She has been involved in her business for more than 10 years. She has 5 children, two of whom are still students and depend on her income.
And now she is looking for a loan from HKL, one of Kiva's partners, to purchase a piece of farmland from her neighbor. She hopes that she’ll be able to increase her rice productivity next year to satisfy the basic necessities of the whole family.
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.