Noun is a 31-year-old married woman living in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. She is a mother of three dependent children, who have assisted her sometimes in the maintenance of the rice paddy.
Noun and her husband help each other to manage a few plots of their farmland in order to feed their children and educate them up to at least high school level. They have been in this occupation for more than ten years, generating a net profit of KHR 5,000 each per day.
Noun would like to have her own transportation to satisfy their daily travelling needs, but she has inadequate capital to buy one. In this regard, she has requested a loan amounting to KHR 800,000 to purchase a motorbike. She hopes that, through good transportation, she can partially reduce some expenses and improve her family's living 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.