Sok is a loving mother of four children, residing in Baray district of Kompong Tom province. She operates a crop farming business to make a living. She is 49 years old and married to her husband, a local farmer who is responsible and supportive in raising the family. Sok has been a farmer for over 30 years earning profits of USD 3.00 each day on average.
Sok wants to hire laborers to take out all unwanted plants from her potato plantation, but due to insufficient capital she is asking for a loan of KHR 4,000,000 to pay for the labor costs. Also, with a potion of the loan she will buy additional potato plants to grow. Through her patience and hard work, she believes that she can increase her yields and income this coming harvest season. And she will save some for the future growth of 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.