Originally from the Prey Chor district of Kompong Cham, Kim owns and manages her cassava plantations in Rattanakiri province to generate an income to nourish her children. Of her nine children, five are single and four are married. She is a 57-year-old hardworking-honest woman, dedicating her lifetime to farming in order to help lift her family out of poverty and help her children with their education. She says that she enjoys what she does and believes she is doing well because of her practical experience.
She is now asking for a loan which she intends to use to buy land for farming cassava. This will enable to her to produce a good crop and be able to continue working toward her dream of improving her family’s standard of living and helping her younger children obtain a professional degree.
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.