Phouk P. is 66 years old, a widower, and the father of four children: two are married and work selling grilled-meatballs from home, while the other two are single and work as office staff members for a casino club.
For over nineteen years, Phouk P. has had a job as a domestic carpenter, making beds, windows, chairs, tables, and other furniture. He has also been hired by people to produce furniture to decorate their houses. Phouk P. will be using the loan to buy wood and some equipment to support his carpentry business.
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.