Chier, with her commitment and hard work, is eager to go far in her farming business and is very passionate about supporting her family. She is 51 years old, married, and blessed with three grown up children. Only the last born child still relies on her income.
Farming is the sole source of Chier's income, which she utilizes to meet the daily necessities of her family. She has been in this field for more than 30 years. Adding to her income from the rice paddy, another main income has been created by her husband providing transportation service with his motorcycle linked with a trailer, which can be loaded with around 20 passengers for a one-way trip from their doorsteps to a local market, or back from the market to their houses. He is able to generate approximately 10.00 USD per day.
From their house in a small village of the Prey Chor district, Chier’s husband wants to provide motorbike repair service as his supplementary business for extra income. However, he doesn’t have enough capital to buy repair tools to make this business possible. That’s why his wife, Chier, is seeking financial assistance through HKL and Kiva to buy tools for their repair shop. Chier believes that this will enable her husband to generate a better income which will serve their family and improve their living conditions.
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.