Meas, age 55, makes a living in the farming business in Kompong Cham province. She owns a small piece of farmland and the rice production that is collected from the harvest is not enough to satisfy the family’s needs. Therefore, Meas normally rents additional farmland from others villagers to deal with her situation. Presently, Meas has become a single parent and lives with only one son who works as a construction worker.
So now, Meas decided to look for a loan from Kiva, through HKL, to add to her savings to purchase a plot of farmland to grow her business. For her prospect, Meas wants to further expand her business and make her livelihood sustainable.
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.