Khy is a 53-year-old single parent of a grown-up child. Her son is already married and lives together with her in an old house in Kompong Cham province. Khy plants and harvests rice and lotus fruits to sell, with a harvest which occurs twice a year. Khy’s son and her daughter-in-law help her in the business to ensure a high production each harvest season.
Khy has been a farmer for over 30 years, earning approximately 6,000 KHR per day. Khy would like to further improve her farming practices and yield a better income during the year. This leads Khy to return to HKL for her sixth cycle loan to purchase seeds, fertilizers, and to pay labor costs for working on her dry-season rice fields. She hopes for a fruitful harvest in this coming season.
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.