Ang is 40 years old, a humble mother who permanently lives in Baray district of Kompong Tom province. She is a mother of four children, all of whom are living independently. Ang owns and manages a rice farming business to support the family. She has been doing this business for almost 23 years. She works in this field alongside her supportive husband, earning around USD 4.00 each day. Aside from helping Ang in managing farm work, Ang’s husband is expert in constructing wooden houses, providing his services across the province with his team.
Ang wants to make improvements to her farming business, so she decided to look for a loan of USD 1,500 to purchase a couple of cows for farming purposes. This will help her reduce some of her operating expenses in the process of growing rice crops. In the following years, she plans to expand her business and own a larger plot of farmland.
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.