Touch is 38 years old and a married woman who happily lives in Baray district with her spouse and her five single children.
She is involved in a farming business to make a livelihood and provide daily sustenance for the family. She manages two hectares of farmland, on which she grows and harvests rice, potatoes, beans, and vegetables. She has been in this along with her spouse for over 20 years.
Touch would like to maintain her farming business and make a consistent income, so she is requesting a loan of KHR 2,500,000 to purchase farm supplies, pay for labor costs in transplanting rice, and to rent a tractor to till the land for planting potatoes.
In the future, Touch aspires to save money to purchase extra plots of farmland to keep expanding her farming 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.