Peou, 26, is a married woman who is responsible for two lovely young children. She has been engaged in agricultural business for nearly 10 years. She is proud that she is a farmer because through her farming business she is able to provide basic necessities for the family and ensure the sustainability of her living. She works in this business, along with her spouse, on their inherited farmland; they earn approximately $5 per day.
Now she is asking for a loan of $1,000. She will use this loan to buy lubricant oil, seeds, fertilizer and insecticides for farming purpose. She realizes that this loan will have a great impact on making improvements in her business, improving her financial stability and uplifting her family out of poverty.
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.