Leng is 45 years old and is a married woman with 10 children. Presently, five of her children are already married and live separately around Prey Chor district of Kompong Cham province.
Leng has been dedicated to rice farming as a source of income for more than 25 years. Leng has gained good experiences from this period of time. She knows how to take care of her rice crops, balance the water in fields and use the right fertilizers to insure a fruitful harvest. She works in this business with her spouse and also has some of their children help to maintain the business.
To improve her farming business, Leng would like to borrow some funds from HKL to purchase an additional plot of farmland. Through this loan, Leng hopes to increase her rice output in the coming seasons and to provide good living conditions for her family. In the future, she wants to save money to renovate her present house and to build a strong ladder.
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.