Thath lives in a peaceful village of Baray district with her single child, while her older child is settled for marriage and lives separately. Thath is 48 years old and a widow who devotes her full attention to a rice farming business. It’s the sole source of her income. She also has her child help her manage their rice field. She has been in this business for almost 10 years, earning approximately 8,000 KHR each day.
Thath would like to gain access to financial support to make her business more profitable, so she needs additional capital of 300 USD to purchase a plot of farmland. She hopes to increase to a higher production from her rice field in years to come. With the generated income, she will reinvest back to her business to further develop it towards the attainment of her goals.
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.