Chim is 37 years old and a married woman who has been residing in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. She aspires to the development of her farming business because she wants to offer a good standard of living to her family. She cultivates rice on a few pieces of farmland she received as her inheritance from her ancestors. She is thankful for her business that allows her to manage daily commodities and food allowances which are quickly consumed. She is married to her a noble man who is currently engaged in construction business. Together, they have given birth to a small kid.
Chim’s husband would like to work in the neighboring country in order to raise more income and upgrade their quality of life. He realized that he could get a higher payment if he goes and works there. Due to the shortage of funds, Chim is requesting a loan in the amount of 350 USD, which will be used by her husband to pay for a passport and other documents & fees. They hope to secure the overall welfare of the family and someday experience financial stability.
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.