Son is 54 years old and a loving mother of seven children: four single children and three married children. Two of her children are employed in various careers and add to her income and help the family. Son is a farmer, who spends most of her time working at the rice field to generate income for her family. She has tried to work harder, since her husband passed away and left all of their children for her to raise. However, Son has a strong determination to improve her standard of living. She has been a farmer for more than 22 years.
Due to the high costs of commodities, Son has requested a loan of USD 1,000 to buy consumer goods, especially kitchen supplies, to use in her household. In the future, she plans to send all of her children to school. Education is the best legacy she can pass on to them. She pledges to repay the loan as scheduled, so she can request more loans from HKL next time.
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.