Vong lives in a thatched house in the Prey Chor district of Kompong Cham province. She is 52 years old and the mother of one child. As is common in her village, she has devoted herself to rice farming. Her husband works with her to ensure better yields and earn enough money to meet their living needs. Through hard work, they hope to uplift their family out of poverty someday. Vong is requesting a loan for $500 to purchase supplies such as pesticides and fertilizers to apply to her crops. Vong is very thankful for this loan, which will allow her to make her business more productive and earn more money from her day-to-day work.
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.