Rann, aged 25 years, is already married and a responsible mother of three dependent children. All of them and her husband assist her in managing their farm located in Kompong Cham Province. Having been in the agricultural business for almost five years, Rann is able to make a decent income from her rice and bean farm to feed and educate her children.
Her wish to have better yields made her take out a loan of KHR 1,000,000 to pay the labor cost during the harvesting season. She needs a few people to harvest bean crops and transport them to her home. With the money she will earn from selling the beans, she hopes to provide good nutrition to her children and satisfy their living needs.
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.