For more than 20 years, Chhit, age 40, has been dedicated to the agricultural business, growing rice for her primary source of income. She also provides milling services to local people from her own house located in the village of Tuek Nuem in the Prey Chor district.
Being a good mother, Chhit works hard to give her family a better quality of lifestyle and educate her three dependent children. To add to her general income, Chhit’s husband works as a paid laboror in addition to supporting her at their paddy fields.
During this period, Chhit would like to buy rice for milling and sell it back to the people in her region for a profitable price. However, she has inadequate capital to do so. That’s why she is seeking financial support through HKL and Kiva to make her business possible. The loan, which amounts to KHR 5,000,000, will enable her to buy enough rice for trading purposes.
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.