Long is fifty-one years old, married, and has six children, three of whom are attending school. As you can see in the photo, she was photographed in front of her house which is located in Baray district, Kompong Tom. She as well as other villagers have been engaged in farm work for ages. She cultivates rice in the rainy season the followed by potato crops. From this business, she can earn a good income each harvesting season.
Long is requesting a loan of KHR 2,000,000, which she will use to buy rice seeds and fertilizers to sow on her farmland this coming season. She wants to expand her business in the future and she believes that she can provide a comfortable living for her family 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.