Khea started a hog-raising business six years ago. She is 46 years old and married with six children. She also cultivates her family land by planting rice, both for food and for sale, while her husband fishes every day along the Tonle Sap River. They are very passionate about supporting their family through their agricultural businesses. Together, they are able to generate an average income of $5 per day.
As of now, Khea plans to buy ten sacks of fertilizer to provide good nutrition to her rice crop. Also, she will use a portion of the loan to pay for labor costs incurred in transplanting rice. She’s sure that this loan amount and her patience would make her farming business more viable and profitable in the near future. She hopes Kiva lenders will continuously grant this loan as during the previous time. She has been with HKL seven times and she has made good payment back to HKL as well as Kiva.
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.