Leng is a married woman and has three children attending public state school. She lives with her husband and the children in Ornlong Veng district of Siem Reap province. Leng has spent most of her life cultivating crops for a livelihood. She grows rice, potatoes and vegetables on her own farm depending on the season of the year. She always has her children assist her in the maintenance at the rice field when they are free from school. Her husband shares his responsibility for the family by working as a soldier for government, receiving his payment monthly.
Now Leng decided to ask for her first loan, a sum of USD 500, which she will use to purchase a second-hand motorcycle to better her living situation and avoid having to take motor-taxi services. Leng intends to save money to develop her agribusiness in the future.
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.