Se and her spouse are raising their two children in a rural area of Kampong Chhnang province. She just turned 30 years old and she is involved in a farming business to add more income to her husband’s while he works in a construction industry, going across the provinces to be employed for a decent wage. Plus, he climbs palm trees for juice, which will be cooked for red palm sugar when he is available from his construction work, especially during his unemployed period.
With the requested loan amount, Se will be able to purchase stock of firewood that she will use for producing palm sugar as a way of gaining income. Also, a portion of the loan will be utilized to purchase dried palm leaves for tiling a wall of her house. She is convinced that this financial assistance will have positive impact to improve the business and better her living conditions.
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.