Ki C. is a local farmer and also grows fruit on her farm in Prey Chor district. She is married to Mr. Leng Art, 37, who is a fisherman and earns an average profit of $1.50 a day, which helps to share responsibility for the expenses with Ki C.. This couple has given birth to five children: all of them are single. Two of them are employed, as a worker and a rice farmer. The family owns a medium-size plot of farm land, where they plant jackfruit, banana, and mango trees.
Fishing season is approaching and the lakes are full of fish, but the existing boat is broken, and it has affected her husband's fishing activity. Therefore, Ki C. is applying for a loan for her husband to purchase a new boat in order to support his business activities. She hopes to use the rest of the loan to repair her old house. Ki C. is in the photo with her husband.
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.