Ean S. O. raises pigs and grows rice on her farmland in Krasaing Chrum Village, Kampong Thom Province. She can make about $5 per day and her husband can earn around $5 per day fishing in the Tonle Sap Lake. They have two children who live at home with them. Because she wishes to expand her farming business, O. is requesting a loan to purchase more farmland. The loan allows her to expand her farming business and increase the family’s income.
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.