Koem, age 65, is a humble resident from the Baray district of Kompong Tom province, Cambodia. She is married and has been blessed with six children. Presently they are married and live independently around the province. Koem is a proud farmer who owns a seven-hectare plantation for farming productivity. Her spouse works in the same type of business as her. They cultivate rice, potatoes and vegetables, from which they can earn a good income.
As of now, Koem is asking for a loan from HKL to pay for local laborers to harvest her potato crops on the plantation. Koem hopes to gain success in her business activities one day as she works harder and gets the support from our lenders.
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.