Sum has been a farmer for almost ten years, growing and harvesting rice and soybeans to sell. Her four children always help her with her work, as she divorced her husband in the past five years. Sum would like to keep growing her current business by investing additional capital. Due to the lack of funds, she is seeking a loan from Kiva lenders in the sum of KHR 2,000,000. She will use it to purchase seeds and cover her operating costs. She hopes that she will be able to have an abundant harvest in the coming season. Her personal plans include saving for her children's future education.
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.