Savoeurn K. is a 29-year-old rice farmer. She has been farming since 1990, earning about $5 per day. She is married to Yern Von, 30, a fisherman. Savoeurn has six young children, all of whom are in school. She spends a lot of time taking care of her family. To improve her farming business, Saveurn needs a loan of 800,000 Riel (US$200) to add to her own money to purchase a pump. She is happy that the loan will allow her to improve her 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.