Ki is 40 years of age. She is married with five children and they live together in Prey Chor district of Kompong Cham province. Ki owns a few plots of farmland surrounding her house, where she grows rice and gathers her harvest seasonally. Aside from her hardship, Ki could serve food to her family throughout the entire year. Ki has additional income generated from fishing activities, which are conducted by her spouse and some of her children.
For the overall well-being of her family, Ki would like to have fresh water for consumption and drinking. That’s why she is requesting a loan through HKL to dig a well for the household. It’s going to cost 2,000,000 KHR, but Ki just needs an amount of 1,600,000 KHR from Kiva to add to her existing capital to cover the costs. She hopes that she will be able to keep her family in healthier 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.