Mrs. Choem is a responsible mother of four children as well as a humble villager who is involved in agriculture. She permanently lives with her own family in Prey Chor district. She grows rice alongside her husband in the rainy season and vegetable crops after that. She also acts as a greengrocer occasionally, after harvesting her vegetable crops from the field. She earns around $3.00 per day from her business and tries hard to support her unemployed children.
For her first loan from Kiva, Choem would like to pay rented farmland fees, which willcost $600. For her prospects, she intends to improve and expand her farming business. And she wishes to own some pieces of farmland one day.
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.