Ke is from the Baray district of Kompong Tom province. She is 32. She is a married woman who makes a living by planting rice and other seasonal crops on her farm. She is able to earn an income of around KHR 11,600 per day in order help support her family. Her husband also assists her in her farming business. Together, they are blessed with three single children who depend on their profit.
During this coming rainy season, Ke, as well as other farmers, will be busy with their farm work and will need more supplies for their production. Due to her lack of funds, Ke has decided to take out a loan in the amount of KHR 1,800,000 from Kiva lenders to rent a tractor to till her land for planting rice. She hopes to have a good harvest once her plants mature.
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.