From the town of Takhmao, Mrs. So, age 55, a single mother, keeps very busy with her farming work from day to day. She grows both rainy-season rice and dry-season rice. Also, she grows vegetables for quick sale. She typically earns approximately $5.00 per day to support her family. She has been blessed with nine children: five of them are single and four of them are already married.
Mrs. So is looking for a loan from HKL to pay for the process of rice farming. She’ll buy things such as rice seeds, mineral fertilizers and pesticide to keep her crops growing well. In the future, she hopes to expand her farming business gradually. In addition, she will support her children until they finish high school.
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.