Ms. Chorn is an 18-year-old married young mother of one kid. She is living in a region which commonly produces crops such as rice, vegetables, potatoes and also livestock. She now runs a potato planting business on about two hectares of land. Presently, she is lacking some capital for collecting her output from this business, so she has decided with her family to apply for a loan through HKL, a partner of Kiva, for the purpose of hiring some employees to pull potatoes out of the ground. Through these funds, she hopes that her business will improve and she will save more profit. For her expectation in the future, she would like to see her family live in comfort and prosperity and she wishes her child to be a very knowledgeable person.
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.