The people shown in the picture are Mrs. Duong R., her husband, and their child, who live together in Siem Reap Province.
Duong R., 33, sells various kinds of vegetables in Psa Kroam Market, and earns approximately $3 profit a day. Besides her current work, she also raises a few pigs at her home.
She is married to Yin Yann, age 36, who shares responsibility for his family by driving a motor taxi. He runs his business very well because he has skills in communication which he uses with his customers. However, his income is not so much due to his motorcycle being too small to carry many passengers. That is why Duong R. has decided to ask for a loan of $1000 to buy a trailer to connect to the existing motorcycle so that her husband can use it to pick up more passengers than before.
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.