Chum, a 63-year-old widowed woman with six children, resides in Kompong Speu province.
She is in the business of cultivating rice on her inherited farmland. She has become a single parent since her husband passed away a few years ago. And currently she lives with only a single child, while the other five live around the province.
Now she would like to increase her crop production to provide economic stability for her family. She is requesting a loan to buy a couple of cows to keep for the farming business. She aspires to have a good harvest from her existing business each year.
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.