Hin, age 51, lives with her family in the Baray district. She and her husband are in the same type of business, cultivating rice through the year. She has been in this business for ages. Besides rice crops, she also grows potatoes, which are now ripe enough to harvest. She is a proud of farmer who owns a 3 hectare potato plantation. Presently she has 6 children, 4 of whom are single and unemployed.
With the sum of $600, Hin will pay for farm laborers to harvest her potatoes. She will give the remaining funds to two of her children who are going to work in a neighboring country, Thailand. Hin has tried in her business to pursue a good quality of life, and she hopes to obtain it someday.
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.