Nuon is 42 years old and a widow. She lives with her children in a small village in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. She is dedicated to the farming business to generate a livelihood. Aside from her hardships in farming, she also operates a retail store to earn more income to support her family. Most of Nuon’s children quit studying and started having separate careers due to financial constraints.
Nuon has been with HKL for two loans already; this will be her third loan after successfully paying off the previous loans. She plans to buy farm inputs for planting cassavas and to hire people to work on her farms. With the profits she hopes to make from the proceeds of this loan, she plans to re-invest in the farm and cover her living expenses.
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.