Mrs. Lang K. is a 46-year-old farmer who makes about $2 per day. Her husband makes about $1 per day making palm sugar. They live in Boeung Ghort village, Siem Reap province, and have six children, two of whom are married and three of whom are young. K. requests a loan of $250 to purchase rice stock to resell. This loan will help improve their business and increase family 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.