Mey S., 47, is a widowed farmer who sells vegetables that she grows behind her house. She has been farming for eighteen years and makes about $3 per day. She lives with four children in Dang Kea Village, Pursat Province. One of her daughters works for a garment factory in Phnom Penh City and her income helps Mrs. S. with the family’s expenses. Mrs. S. now asks for a loan to purchase fertilizer for her rice crop and to purchase a pig to raise.
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.