So is 41 years old. She is a farmer who lives with her husband and three children in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. Rice farming is the main business activity of her family and she has been involved in this business for more than 20 years. With the income saved as a result of selling the harvested crop, So is able to provide daily meals for her children. So also takes some time to make and sell palm sugar to earn extra income. Recently, two of her children began working in the construction field to contribute to supporting the family.
So is now requesting a loan in order to buy a motorcycle for her two sons to use in commuting to their workplaces. This motorcycle will improve her living conditions and reduce some expenses during the month. As a result, So will be able to save some money for any future emergencies her family faces.
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.