Keo is 63 years old and an industrious woman who has devoted herself to her rice farming business for ages. She continues in this type of business, though it’s quite hard work for an old woman, because it’s the sole source of her family’s income. Through her perseverance and patience, Keo hopes for a better living someday. She has become a widowed mother of four children--one single child and three married children.
She is borrowing a loan of 600 USD to pay the outstanding balance to a shop owner, from whom she bought a water pump. This machine will help in carrying water for home use as well as for her rice field. She hopes this loan will be approved, and she promises to pay on time.
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.