Hien R., 43, lives in Kampong Siem Reap Province. She and her husband are farmers. They earn money by growing rice and vegetable crops. They have two children, one of whom is married and the other is single and has migrated to Thailand as a construction worker. Because growing crops is their main source of income, Hien R. is asking for a loan to purchase rice seeds and fertilizer and to pay for plowing the farmland.
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.