Chhoun generates income by engaging in a farming business, primarily growing rice and vegetables for sales in Kampong Thom province. She and her husband help each other manage their business to ensure better yields in each harvest season. They have been in this type of business for more than 10 years.
During this season, most farmers will collect cassava crops from their fields, so Chhoun wants to buy them in bulk to sell into the market for profit. Because she has insufficient capital, she has applied for a loan of 1,000 US dollars to buy cassavas to sell. She believes that her loan will enable her to make a good profit and hopes that she can provide her last-born child with the opportunity of education after graduation.
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.