Sok is a 54-year-old woman from the Baray District of Kompong Tom Province. She is a single mother and is responsible for seven children; two of her children work in the construction field in order to help the family.
Sok cultivates her farmland and harvests various types of crops to sell. She prefers to grow rice, potatoes and beans because these crops have a good market. Sok would like to improve her business, so she decided to request credit from HKL and Kiva. With this credit, Sok will purchase bean seeds, fertilizers and pay for labor costs. She believes that, through her effort, she can have an abundant harvest in the coming season.
Her business goal is to purchase extra plots of land in order to expand the land area where she cultivates crops.
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.