Pech E., 26, lives in SiE. Reap Province, where she earns her daily income by selling a few vegetables in the local market. She also plants a variety of crops on the land next to her house, while her husband works with her in growing crops. They have been married for a year but have no children. Pech E. hopes to earn additional profit by using a loan from Kiva to build a store in her home where she will sell a few groceries for her neighbors.
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.