A loan of $500 helped to build a latrine.


Chhen's story

Chhen is 50 years old. She is married and has four children. She is a farmer and has enough experience to manage this business since it is the major source of her income. As with other villagers, she chooses to grow rice crops because people use them every day, which results in a high demand for her products. She has been in this occupation for nearly 33 years and earns a net profit of $5 per day.

Chhen has never been with other state banks or MFIs before; this will be her first loan through Kiva and its partner, HKL. She is requesting a loan to build a latrine, and HKL has provided her with a special interest rate to encourage her to build a healthy family by releasing less pollutants. She appreciates all the help that Kiva lenders give her through HKL.



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