Uk owns and manages a few hectares of farm lots in her Bak Sna village, Baray district, Kompong Tom province. She is now 50 years old and married to her husband, who is also her business partner and assists her in managing their farming business. Together, they have been blessed with five children, two of whom are married and live separately. Uk wants to educate her children and give them a bright future, although she endures the hardships in life.
To satisfy the family’s needs, Uk is requesting a loan of KHR 4,000,000 to buy a motorcycle for household use as well as to support her business. Through this loan, she believes that she will make improvements in her living conditions. In the future, Uk plans to expand her farmland in order to obtain a higher production and thereby increase her income.
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.