Chea is a 59-year-old woman who has been working as a farmer for the past 32 years. She is very industrious and honest in her daily work at the rice field. During November to December, her harvests are ripe and she is busy with harvesting her crops. Also, she needs to hire local laborers to help her in collecting and transporting her rice products from the fields. Chea is a widow and has five children, living with two of them in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province.
Chea is requesting a loan of 1,000 USD in order to start up a grocery store from her own house, where she sells general products such snacks, sweets, ingredients, beverages, shampoos, kitchen supplies and other items. Through this new business, Chea hopes to increase her income and save it for future of her business and family.
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.