Pech, aged 56, is widowed mother who has been engaged in farming and trading rice in her village, Ang Snoul, Kandal province. She has been in the businesses for more than 20 years. Every harvest season, Pech usually collects rice from her own farm and also purchases stock from local farmers for both wholesale and retail over a period of the year. She hopes for better yields and proceeds through her hard work so as to support some of her children’s education. She is a mother of five children: two single children and three married children.
Pech is now requesting a loan in the amount of 1,000 USD which will be used to purchase a motorcycle to help one of her sons in providing motorcycle transportation service because his old one was seriously broken and is unsafe to use any longer. Through this purchase, Pech hopes that she could help her son better his living condition.
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.