Thuch's photo was taken in the HKL branch office in Kampong Chhnang Province. She is 58 years old, a widowed woman and has two children. Both of them are already settled in marriage and live separately around Kampong Chhnang Province. Thuch earns a living by dedication to a rice farming business and weaving bamboo baskets. She has been doing this for more than 30 years and earns approximately USD 3.50 per day.
Right now, Thuch is busy with her farm work and she needs additional capital to invest in her farming business. Due to the shortage of funds, Thuch would like to ask for a loan in the sums of KHR 1,300,000 to purchase seeds, fertilizers and pay for labor costs incurred in plowing. This loan will help her to manage her business well and she hopes that she will be able to have a fruitful crop in harvest season. For her business goal, she intends to purchase extra farm lots to increase her rice production.
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.