A resident of the Prey Chor district, Mrs. Prak is a rice farmer as well as an incense stick maker (shown in the photo). She is 55 years old and a responsible mother of 8 children, 5 of whom are already married and live independently. She is able to earn in the neighborhood of $2.50 per day from her businesses.
At the present, Prak would like to borrow some funds from HKL and Kiva to pay for the rented land on which she will grow potatoes to sustain her living condition. In the future, she wishes to own a few hectares of farmland for farming purpose.
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.