Mrs Aun O., 41, is a determined woman and the mother of six children, one of whom is married while the others are of school age. She is shown in the picture at her vegetable store. Aun O. sells vegetables that she goes to buy with her husband from wholesale suppliers. She then brings them to sell to customers at the market. Typically, she generates $5 USD income each day, which she uses to manage all her family’s requirements and, in particular, to make sure her school-aged children get a good educatiO.. Aun O. says that her investment is growing well as she has an increasing number of regular customers. To make her business more successful and to satisfy customer demand, Aun O. has requested a loan to purchase larger quantities of various vegetables for resale.
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.