Thoy is a 43-year-old woman living in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. She is married with three single children, one of whom works for TELA Company as a driver. Thoy devotes her time to her rice farming business, earning an income accordingly and tries hard to support her family. Besides rice, she also plants potatoes to sell on her own farmland of about three or four hectares. She has been in the farming business for six years and she enjoys doing this type of business.
To improve her business, Thoy would like to take out a loan of USD 1,000 to pay for the process of planting potatoes this coming season. She hopes that she will obtain a good outcome from her investment and better her living conditions. In the future, she plans to purchase extra land to further expand her business.
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.