Mrs. Treng is 45 years old and has seven children. Two of her sons work as laborers in the neighbouring country and send a part of their salaries to help the family every month. To generate income, Treng works at rice husbandry in Kompong Cham province, where she presently lives with her husband and her five other children. She is able to make around $2.50 per day to satisfy her daily needs.
With a loan of $1,200, Treng will buy a used motorcycle for the whole family’s use as well as for one of her sons to provide motor-taxi service around the province. In the future, she hopes to improve her farming business by expanding her existing farmland.
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.