Vith M., who is forty-eight years old, resides in a medium-size stone house with her family members, located in Phnom Penh City, where she earns a living selling fresh fish and some vegetables. She sells her goods in Psa Takmao Market, which is a very busy place. She is married and has seven children, most of whom are employed in different jobs. Her husband helps with the responsibility of providing the family’s daily food by repairing vehicles. Vith M. is taking out a loan, of which 60% will be used to improve her business and the rest to buy piglets to raise.
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.