To raise the family, Mrs. Yonn, a widowed woman, runs a micro-business at home. Besides rice husbandry, she grows vegetables for sale and raises some poultry, from which she is able to earn approximately $2.00 per day. She has been blessed with two children, all of whom presently are already married. And one among them lives together with Yonn in order to help her manage the businesses.
Yonn now would like to borrow some funds from HKL to start growing her dry-season rice in a new cycle. She will use it to buy rice seeds and fertilizers. Yonn is very hopeful in life and business, although she is now 50 years old.
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.