Prum is 38 years old and lives with her father and two nieces in Kompong Cham province, Cambodia. She operates a medium-sized farm on which she grows rice as a way to support her family. She has been doing this for more than 16 years and is able to make approximately $2 each day. Prum would like to support the education of her two nieces with income from her farm because she wants them to have a good jobs in the future.
Prum dreams of having a motorcycle for personal use because she and her family are experiencing difficulties in getting the transportation they need. For this reason, she would like to ask for a loan in the amount of $1,100 from HKL and Kiva to buy a motorcycle. She hopes this loan will improve their living conditions and satisfy their transportation needs.
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.