Roeuk S., 30, lives in Battambang province, Cambodia where she owns a piece of farmland. She grows rice, which she plants twice a year. Besides her farm work, Roeuk S. and her husband always sell sugar cane juice in front of her home to her neighbors. They are the good parents of four children. Three of them are students and other one is still young. The family also finds it hard traveling anywhere, because they don’t have their own vehicle. Roeuk S. would like a loan from Kiva through HKL in order to purchase a motorbike. The new motorbike saves the family from hiring a taxi. Note: Roeuk S. was not available at the time, so her husband is shown in the picture instead.
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.