Mrs. Vong S. is a 45-year-old grocer and rice farmer who lives with her husband and 8 children in Sala Komrou Village, Pursat Province. One of their children is still in school, while the others have completed their studies. S. earns $5 per day and her husband Sim Cheoun also makes $5 per day as a construction foreman. She requests a $500 loan to increase her grocery stock, as well as to purchase a water pump to irrigate her rice crop.
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.