Sorn is 43 years old, married, has two children, who currently are married and live with their new families.
Sorn owns a few hectares of farm land on which she grows rice, potatoes, corn, and various kinds of seasonal crops. As usual, she cultivates and harvests her crops, and then she sells them to local traders for profit. In addition, she sometimes transfers her products to retail in a market in Prey district, Kompong Cham, which is about three kilometers from her house. Typically, she is able to generate approximately US $5.00 per day to satisfy her family’s living needs. Sorn has been in this type of business for almost 33 years. She also has her supportive husband's help in this business, which ensures a good growth of her crops.
Sorn aims to improve her business and increase her income, but due to insufficient capital, she is asking for a loan of US $500 to purchase a water pump, which she will use to balance the water at the field in each season. She believes that with the help of the loan and her hard work she will be able to make her business a viable source of income.
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.