Long is 66 years old, married, has five children, and lives in a rural village of Baray, Kampong Thom with her husband and children. Long has been engaged in agriculture sector, farming rice and yams and raising some birds at home. She has been doing this for more than 20 years and has the support from her husband and children. She is able to earn an income of USD4.4 per day.
Long has been a honest client with HKL for eight loans already and this will be her ninth loan cycle, which she will buy a piece of land for enlarging her farming productivity. She believes that she will be able to improve her income in the coming season. Her goal is to get her family ahead and improve the family’s 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.