Mout, age 45, is the widowed mother of three children, living in Baray district of Kompong Tom province. She has been running three businesses at the same time to support her living. The first priority of her business is rice farming, followed by rice-trading and pig-raising. She normally is able to generate something in the neighborhood of 3.60 USD per day from these activities. Two of her children work as local construction laborers in order to help raise the family's standard of living.
Mout is applying for a loan of 300 USD to purchase a used motorcycle for her children to use to commute to their workplaces. This will help reduce the daily expenses of her family and thereby increase her income.
In the future, Mout wants to save money to buy different types of farming machines to develop her rice farming business.
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.