Mrs. Keo is a 58-year-old married woman who lives in the Prey Chor district of Kompong Cham province. She earns a daily income of around USD 1.25 planting rice crops on her existing farmland. She has five children, four of whom are ready married and living in their own houses, while the youngest one still stays with her and depends on her small income. Mrs. Keo also gets more revenue from her husband, who is a domestic laborer in his community.
Mrs. Keo will be using her loan to buy a new cow, as the old one cannot support her in the field. In the future, Mrs. Keo wishes to purchase a few plots of farmland in order to enlarge her crop-growing business, and to repair her broken 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.