Chey Y. was born in 1979 and is married with four single children who are employed as garment workers. Her husband works in construction to help cover the family’s expenses. He earns $3 per day. Chey sells Khmer fritters in her village, and has also cultivated rice for years. With the mature rice season approaching, Chey is hoping to buy a rice cultivating machine which she will rent to other farmers. She is requesting a loan of $500 for this purpose.
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.