Me S is 41 years old and a resident of the Kompong Tom Province. She has six children; two are single and attend school, and the other four are married and living separately. Me S is married to Khim, 55, who is a local farmer. Me S has also been a local farmer since 2005. To help the family income, she raises pigs in a pigpen behind her house which she sells to the slaughter every three months. Recently the price of rice became cheaper than usual; Me S wants to have it in her stock for some time while waiting for better prices. So, she is asking for a loan to buy rice to stock in her house for the next season.
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.