Mr. Chann K., 25 years old, is a local taxi driver who picks up tourists who need to visit Angkor Wat Temple. He is married with one teenage, school-aged child. His wife works as a fruit vendor. Chann K. is applying for a loan for his wife to use as capital in ordering various fruits, at bulk pricing, from farmers. They will purchase the fruit this approaching mature-fruit season and then resell them at retail prices at the market to gain income. Note: Mr. Chann K. was not available for photograph, so his wife is shown in the photo instead.
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.