Saophoan, 49, has earned a living as a farmer for several years. Her main crop is rice which she cultivates and sells in local markets close to her residence. She also makes red sugar from palm juice collected by her husband. She sells this for additional income. Their profits are spent on food, home bills and school allowances for their two school-aged children.
She lives in her own home with her spouse and children in a remote area of Mien commune, Prey Chhor, Kampong Cham.
She requests a loan to buy sawdust to cook red sugar. She works tirelessly to attain her dream which is to save enough money to send her children to college and develop a successful business.
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.