Mrs. Lang is 50 years old. She is living and cultivating rice in Kompong Cham province. She has been involved in this business together with her husband since 1982. She earns a low income from it because she owns only a few small pieces of farmland. In sight of the difficulties of living, three of her daughters decided to leave home for work in Phnom Penh city. They work for a garment factory in various positions and they normally send a part of their salaries home every month to support the entire family.
Mrs. Lang decided to take out some funds from HKL, a Kiva partner, to buy a plot of farmland from a villager. She hopes that her situation will become better through using the precious funds from our lenders. However hard it is, Lang has a strong commitment to support her children until they finish high school.
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.