Soeun is 33 years old and married, living in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. She devotes herself to her rice farming business along with her spouse. She has been managing this business for more than 10 years and she has obtained enough experience to carry out her plan and make a good harvest over the year. For additional income, she also produces and sells sugar palm after she gets enough palm juice from local villagers. Soeun has 2 single children who always get involved in this business in addition to their classes to help their mother.
She is now asking for a loan of KHR 1,500,000 to add to her capital to buy extra farmland to expand her present business. Soeun hopes to make a fruitful harvest and earn a good living condition through using the loan. In the future, Soeun will continually support her two children’s education until they can obtain a degree, so they might have a good job someday.
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.