Sur is a conscientious farmer who primarily grows and harvests rice and potatoes on her inherited farmland, located in Baray district, Kompong Tom province. Sur and her husband aimed to improve their farming business in order to yield a better profit, from which they will be able to support their children’s higher education. Sur is 41 years old and a mother of two children: the oldest one is preparing to attend college this year; and the younger one is a student at high school.
With the amount she has requested, Sur will pay for her child’s tuition fees. Also, with the balance of the loan, she will purchase seeds and hire a few laborers to prepare the land for growing rice. Sur surely believes that this loan will help provide an opportunity for her child to attend a college in Phnom Penh as well as to make progress in her farming business.
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.