Houn, age 34, lives with her husband and five single children in the Batey district of Kompong Cham province. She works in the same type of business as her husband. Rice farming is the main source of the family’s income. Houn is diligent in her work and tries hard to provide her children with an education, so that they may have good jobs in the future and avoid physical work.
In order to improve her business, Houn would like to borrow a loan from Hattha Kaksekar Limited (HKL) and Kiva to purchase a threshing machine to use in her business. Also, she can use it to provide threshing services to local farmers in exchange for money or rice. She hopes to earn a better living from this investment.
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.