From Kompong Cham Province, Sean, a loving mother of seven children, has been cultivating rice crops to make a living. She is very hard-working and often busy with her work in the field. In addition to growing rice, she grows vegetables and potatoes. However, she currently does not own a plantation for her potato crops. She rents the land from her neighbor in order to plant potatoes. Now, she is looking for some funds from HKL and Kiva to pay for the land rental fees so that she will be able to continue to use the land. She hopes to sustain her business and anticipates owning a plantation some 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.