Oung, 53, manages a few hectares of farmland, on which she and her husband grow rice and vegetables for sale each harvest season. Through their farming practices and experience, they are able to make a good income of 30,000 KHR per day. With the income they earn, Oung is able to pay for her daily food and an allowance for one of her children, who is currently attending high school.
Oung wants to improve her farming business. That is why she is asking for financial support from HKL and Kiva, in the amount of 2,500,000 KHR, to purchase a water pump and fertilizer, and to pay for labor costs. She is confident that she will improve her current business through her loan and her hard 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.