The woman shown in the picture is Mrs. Noeur D., 42 years old. She resides in Kompong Cham Province and is the mother of four teenaged children. One of her children is a garment worker, in Phnom Penh Capital, while the other three are going to school. Noeur D. is a farmer who plants a few crops to earn a living. Another source of family income is her husband’s furniture making business. Noeur D. would like to take a loan to buy a scraping machine for her husband to use in making furniture.
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.