Mrs. Sorn is a thirty-two-year-old married woman who resides in Kompong Cham province, Cambodia. She is a local rice farmer in the province and she also takes some time to work as domestic laborer on a plantation. Normally, she is able to generate an average of $5.00 per day to meet her financial needs. Her husband shares the responsibilities by working as construction worker around the province.
Mrs. Sorn is taking out this loan in order to purchase two cows for her farming project. She said that she won't need to hire other animals again so her expenses will be reduced. In the future, she wishes to fix and decorate some parts of her house. Most importantly, she will give a constant support to her children until they finish senior-high school.
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.