Seren, aged 33 years old, is a resident from the Prasat Bakong district in Siem Reap province. She is married and has three unmarried children who are living with her and her husband. Her family relies on income from her farming business and her husband’s construction work. She learned to cultivate rice from her parents and has been doing this for more than 15 years. Giving all of her effort to the business allows her to provide enough food for her children and send them to be educated at school.
In order to help her further develop her farming business, Seren is requesting a loan to buy a plowing machine for maintenance of the rice field. With this loan, she will be able to improve the productivity of her farm, thus increasing her yield and income.
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.