Savn is 27 years old and married, with three children. She lives in a peaceful village of Prey Chhor district, in Kampong Cham province.
To earn a living, she owns and operates a farm, planting and harvesting rice both for sustenance and sale. She has been in her business for over ten years and earns a net profit of KHR 5,000 per day, which she uses to cover her daily costs.
She always seeks ways to improve her income and better her living conditions, which is why she has applied for a loan of KHR 2,000,000 from a longstanding Kiva partner, HKL, to cover the costs of food and traveling fees of her husband, who plans to work as a paid laborer in Thailand, where they expect to generate a good income.
She hopes that the loan will bring additional revenue to her family to improve the general living status. She appeared in the photo with her husband in front of their house.
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.