Sok is responsible for four children, one of whom is employed as a garment worker, while the other children are still attending school. Sok is now 38 years old and married to her spouse, who works in the field of business and is a farmer. Sok and her spouse help each other to take care of their crops at the field. Sok uses her generated revenue to provide daily sustenance, medicines, clothes and education to her children. She has been doing this business for nearly 12 years and earns approximately USD $2.90 each day.
Sok would like to borrow a loan in the amount of $1,000, which will be used to purchase farming supplies for planting potatoes such as fertilizers, pesticides and small potato plants. Sok believes that she can maintain her business and generate a better income for the family in the coming seasons.
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.