Im is 44 years old and a proud farmer who manages a two-hectare rice farm in Kompong Speu province, Cambodia. She has been operating this type of business for more than 25 years. Im has a common-law husband, a carpenter and who is the father of their three unmarried children. Currently, one of their children helps them financially by working at a garment factory for a monthly salary.
With the requested loan, Im would like to purchase a motorcycle for her child to use to commute to his workplace. Therefore, he will be able to travel to work safely without paying for taxi services, as he has done in the past. Im hopes that she can afford to send the rest of her children to a good university when they finish high school.
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.