Srey is 48 years old and a widowed mother. She is a rice grower at the village of Baray district, Kompong Tom province. Aside from rice husbandry, Srey serves breakfast to local people for additional income. She sells pork porridge and Khmer noodle, earning an average of 20,000 KHR each day. She has been in this business for seven years. Srey has four children. Her oldest child is married and lives independently and the other three are still single and employed as garment workers in Phnom Penh.
Srey would like to acquire this loan to purchase an extra plot of farmland to expand her rice production. With the increase in income, she wants to reinvest back into her business and save for the future emergencies of the family.
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.