Meas is a 41-year-old married woman who has been residing in the Batey district of Kompong Cham province. She was born and raised there on the family farm. Her common crop is rice, which she cultivates and harvests twice a year. She has become a single mother and is responsible for three school-aged children.
Meas would like to increase her rice production to provide economic stability for her family. Now she is requesting a loan from HKL, a Kiva partner, to buy mineral fertilizers to keep her rice crops in good condition. She aspires to give the best education possible to her children as her legacy.
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.