Hong is a 44-year-old married woman who has been residing in the Baray district of Kompong Tom province. She is married and her husband works in the same business as she does: cultivating rice and other crops on their inherited farm land. Hong owns a huge farm land of around five or six hectares, so each harvesting season she can collect a high production and make a good income to satisfy the family.
Now it’s a time for Hong to start growing her rice and potato crops again. Therefore, she has applied for a loan of USD 1,500 to purchase seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and to pay for the whole process of cultivating her crops. For the future, she believes that she can provide a good education to all of her children.
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.