Chea, 33, is a local farmer in the Prey Chor district. She always plants rice on her existing farmland following the rainy season and the dry season. Besides this, Chea is good at making bamboo baskets for the market. Her husband works in the construction filed as a casual construction worker. In the past, Chea used to hire the neighbor’s cow to plow the farmland. Right now, she hopes to buy her own cow and that is why she is applying for a loan from Kiva. Chea has three-age-school children.
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.