Man is 46 years old and the widowed mother of an adult child who currently works as a laborer to contribute income to the family. Man lives in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. She was born there and grew up on a family farm and has learned farming practices from her parents very well. Man grows seasonal crops, such as rice, potatoes, and vegetables, on her inherited land and typically earns 20,000 KHR each day.
Man is requesting a loan to buy bulk bamboo shoots wholesale from a plantation to sell them to local vegetable vendors for a profit. She is eager to increase her household income and elevate her family's standard of living. Man hopes to have a good return from her investment and will reinvest her income in her farm and save some for family emergencies.
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.