Mann is a 50-year-old woman and a widowed mother of two grown-up children. She is a proud farmer who aspires to earn more and more from her farming business and uplift the standard of her living conditions, so she works honestly in the rice fields. She has been doing this for 33 years, and with her expertise and farming practices, she typically generates an average of 5.00 USD per day through farming rice.
Mann aims to invest her profit in buying sugarcane in bulk from a plantation for future sale, but she has insufficient funds. That is why she has applied for additional capital of 250 USD to make her purchase. She hopes for great changes in her living status and is hoping to send her two children to attend a college after high school level.
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.