Kol M., who is 58 years old and her husband, Mom Oun, 77, reside in Kompong Cham Province, Cambodia. They own a plot of land close to their village, where they make a living as vegetable cultivators, growing crops like cabbages, morning glories, cucumbers, and Chinese Kale, which they are able to plant twice a year. They have three children, two of them work with their parents, growing vegetables. One their daughters is employed as a garment worker at Phnom Penh City and helps support the family. Mrs. M. is facing difficult with watering vegetable crops, so she humbly requests a loan to purchase a water pump to irrigate her vegetable crops.
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.