Mao, age 53, is a domestic rice farmer from Kompong Speu province. She is able to earn a suitable profit from this business. However, it seems rarely enough to cover her daily costs. Her husband works as a chief villager in his community. Mao is asking for a loan from HKL and Kiva to buy a plot of fertile farmland for expanding her rice crop-planting business. The couple has three children, all of whom are single and employed in various jobs.
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.