Mrs. Chan is a married woman and the mother of a single child. She lives with her husband and her lovely child in the Ornlong Veng district of Siem Reap. Chan is a farmer, and she is also a staff member of an organization that provides poor families with jobs and helps increase their incomes. She is able to earn an average of $5.00 per day through her work.
This is Chan's first loan request with Kiva. She wants to use the funds to buy mineral fertilizers and pesticides to keep her potato crop growing well. She intends to use the increased profit she’ll earn to enroll her child in a local school and to save some money to expand her farmland in the next few years.
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.