Banly is from Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province, where most of the fertile land is located. She is a mother of two-school age children who live with her and her spouse. She is in the business of cultivating rice. It’s the only business she has been with, for over 10 years. She believes she earns a low income because her family doesn’t own a wide farmland like other villagers.
What she intends to do next, is to expand her farmland and thereby increase her good output of rice. In order to attain her dream, Banly decided to request some funds from HKL and Kiva for the first time, to purchase a plot of land located close to her house.
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.